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syncarp

[sin-kahrp]
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noun Botany.
  1. an aggregate fruit.
  2. a collective fruit.
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Origin of syncarp

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

  • It sometimes happens that the ovaries of two flowers unite so as to form a double fruit (syncarp).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for syncarp

syncarp

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

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

syncarp

[sĭnkärp′]
  1. 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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