caryopsis


cary·op·sis

noun \ˌker-ē-ˈäp-səs, ˌka-rē-\
plural cary·op·ses\-ˌsēz\ also cary·op·si·des\-sə-ˌdēz\

Definition of CARYOPSIS

:  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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