adjective gym·no·car·pous \¦jimnə¦kärpəs\
variants: less commonly



Definition of gymnocarpous

  1. :  having the hymenium open or exposed on the surface of the thallus or fruiting body —used of lichens and fungi — compare angiocarpous 2


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of gymnocarpous

gymnocarpous from Greek gymnokarpos, from gymn- + -karpos -carpous; gymnocarpic from gymn- + carp- + -ic

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