of a moss
: having the archegonia and hence the capsules terminal on the stem compare pleurocarpous

Word History


New Latin acrocarpus, from Greek akrokarpos bearing fruit at the top, from akr- acr- + -karpos -carpous

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acrocarpous was in 1842

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“Acrocarpous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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