autocarpous

adjective
au·​to·​car·​pous
variants: or autocarpian \ -​¦kärpēən \ or autocarpic \ -​¦kärpik \

Definition of autocarpous

: consisting of the ripened pericarp with no adnate parts

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First Known Use of autocarpous

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autocarpous

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

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“Autocarpous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autocarpous. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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