cremocarp

noun
crem·​o·​carp | \ ˈkreməˌkärp, -rēm- \
plural -s

Definition of cremocarp

: a dry dehiscent fruit characteristic of plants of the family Umbelliferae that consists of two indehiscent oneseeded mericarps which split apart at maturity and remain pendent from the summit of the carpophore

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History and Etymology for cremocarp

International Scientific Vocabulary cremo- (from Greek kremannynai to hang) + -carp; probably originally formed as French crémocarpe

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“Cremocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cremocarp. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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