rhizocarpous

adjective rhi·zo·car·pous \¦rīzō¦kärpəs\
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rhizocarpic

\-pik\

Definition of rhizocarpous

  1. 1 :  having perennial underground parts but annual stems and foliage —used of perennial herbs

  2. 2 :  producing hypogeal cleistogamous flowers

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Origin and Etymology of rhizocarpous

rhizocarpous from rhiz- + -carpous; rhizocarpic International Scientific Vocabulary rhiz- + -carpic


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