carpophore

noun car·po·phore

Definition of carpophore

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  the stalk of a fruiting body in fungi b :  the entire fruiting body (as in many mushrooms)

  2. 2 :  a slender often forked prolongation of a receptacle or pistil or both which develops as the fruit ripens and from which the ripened carpels are suspended (as in members of the genus Geranium and in the Umbelliferae)

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Origin and Etymology of carpophore

probably from New Latin carpophorum, from 1carp- + -phorum -phore


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