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