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[sin-kahr-puh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. of the nature of or pertaining to a syncarp.
  2. composed of or having united carpels.
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Origin of syncarpous

From the New Latin word syncarpus, dating back to 1820–30. See syn-, -carpous
Related formssyn·car·py [sin-kahr-pee] /ˈsɪn kɑr pi/, noun
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Historical Examples of syncarpous

  • Syncarpous (fruit or pistil), composed of several carpels consolidated into one.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for syncarpous


  1. (of the ovaries of certain flowering plants) consisting of united carpelsCompare apocarpous
  2. of or relating to a syncarp
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Derived Formssyncarpy (ˈsɪnkɑːpɪ), noun
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