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caryopsis

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noun cary·op·sis \ˌker-ē-ˈäp-səs, ˌka-rē-\

Definition of caryopsis

plural caryopsesplay \-ˌsēz\ also caryopsidesplay \-sə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  a small one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit (as of corn or wheat) in which the fruit and seed fuse in a single grain



Origin of caryopsis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1830


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