amphicarpium

noun
am·​phi·​car·​pi·​um
plural amphicarpia\ -​ēə \

Definition of amphicarpium

: an archegonium that persists after fertilization to form a fruit envelope

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First Known Use of amphicarpium

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphicarpium

New Latin, from amphi- + Greek karpos + New Latin -ium

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