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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