syncarp

[ sin-kahrp ]
/ ˈsɪn kɑrp /
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noun Botany.

an aggregate fruit.
a collective fruit.

Nearby words

  1. synaxes,
  2. synaxis,
  3. sync,
  4. sync-generator,
  5. syncanthus,
  6. syncarpous,
  7. syncarpy,
  8. syncategorematic,
  9. syncephalus,
  10. synch

Origin of syncarp

1820–30; < New Latin syncarpium, equivalent to syncarp(us) syncarpous + -ium -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for syncarp

syncarp

/ (ˈsɪnkɑːp) /

noun

botany a fleshy multiple fruit, formed from two or more carpels of one flower or the aggregated fruits of several flowers

Word Origin for syncarp

C19: from New Latin syncarpium, from syn- + Greek karpos fruit

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Science definitions for syncarp

syncarp

[ sĭnkärp′ ]

A fleshy compound fruit composed either of the fruits of several flowers, as in the pineapple and mulberry, or of several carpels of a single flower, as in the magnolia and raspberry.
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