angiocarpous

adjective
an·​gio·​car·​pous
variants: or angiocarpic \ -​pik \

Definition of angiocarpous

1 : having or being fruit enclosed within an external covering the acorn in its cupule is an angiocarpous fruit — compare pyrenocarpic
2 : having the hymenium enclosed or immersed in the thallus used of some lichens and fungi — compare gymnocarpous

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Other Words from angiocarpous

angiocarpy \ ˈ⸗⸗⸗ˌkärpē \ noun, plural -es

First Known Use of angiocarpous

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for angiocarpous

angi- + -carpous, -carpic

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“Angiocarpous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angiocarpous. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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