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schizocarp

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noun schizo·carp \ˈski-zə-ˌkärp, ˈskit-sə-\

Definition of schizocarp

  1. :  a dry compound fruit that splits at maturity into several indehiscent one-seeded carpels



Origin and Etymology of schizocarp

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1870


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