variants or autocarpian
or autocarpic
: consisting of the ripened pericarp with no adnate parts

Word History


autocarpous, autocarpic from aut- + -carpous, -carpic; autocarpian from aut- + carp- + -an

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autocarpous was in 1849

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“Autocarpous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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