angiocarpous

adjective an·gio·car·pous
variants: or

angiocarpic

\-pik\

Definition of angiocarpous

  1. 1 :  having or being fruit enclosed within an external covering the acorn in its cupule is an angiocarpous fruit — compare pyrenocarpic

  2. 2 :  having the hymenium enclosed or immersed in the thallus —used of some lichens and fungi — compare gymnocarpous

angiocarpy

noun, plural

-es

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Origin and Etymology of angiocarpous

angi- + -carpous, -carpic


First Known Use: 1821


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