[ sin-kahr-puh s ]
/ sɪnˈkɑr pəs /

adjective Botany.

of the nature of or pertaining to a syncarp.
composed of or having united carpels.

Origin of syncarpous

From the New Latin word syncarpus, dating back to 1820–30. See syn-, -carpous

Related forms

syn·car·py [sin-kahr-pee] /ˈsɪn kɑr pi/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for syncarpous

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

British Dictionary definitions for syncarpous


/ (sɪnˈkɑːpəs) /


(of the ovaries of certain flowering plants) consisting of united carpelsCompare apocarpous
of or relating to a syncarp

Derived Forms

syncarpy (ˈsɪnkɑːpɪ), noun
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