polycarpic

adjective

poly·​car·​pic
¦pälē¦kärpik,
-lə̇¦k-
variants or polycarpous
-rpəs
1
2
: having a gynoecium forming two or more distinct ovaries
polycarpy
ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗pē
noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

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 21 May. 2024.

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