anthocarpous

adjective an·tho·car·pous \ ¦an(t)thə¦kärpəs , -(ˌ)thō- \

Definition of anthocarpous

1 :having accessory parts
  • anthocarpous fruits
2 :composed chiefly of the enlarged and altered perianth or torus
  • the anthocarpous fruit of the wintergreen and the strawberry

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Origin and Etymology of anthocarpous

1anth- + -carpous


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