caryopsis

noun cary·op·sis \ ˌker-ē-ˈäp-səs , ˌka-rē- \

Definition of caryopsis

plural caryopses play \-ˌsēz\ also caryopsides play \-sə-ˌdēz\
: a small one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit (as of corn or wheat) in which the fruit and seed fuse in a single grain

Origin and Etymology of caryopsis

New Latin


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