polycarpic

adjective
poly·​car·​pic | \ ¦pälē¦kärpik, -lə̇¦k- \
variants: or polycarpous \ -​rpəs \

Definition of polycarpic

2 : having a gynoecium forming two or more distinct ovaries

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Other Words from polycarpic

polycarpy \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗pē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for polycarpic

polycarpic probably from New Latin polycarpicus, from poly- + -carpicus -carpic; polycarpous probably from (assumed) New Latin polycarpus, from New Latin poly- + -carpus -carpous

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“Polycarpic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycarpic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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