plural -s
: a specialized female reproductive branch that is found in many red algae and that consists of carpogonium and trichogyne and usually also auxiliary cells compare archicarp , carpospore, gonimoblast

Word History


New Latin procarpium, from pro- entry 1 + -carpium

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“Procarp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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