schizocarp

noun
schizo·​carp | \ ˈski-zə-ˌkärp How to pronounce schizocarp (audio) , ˈskit-sə- \

Definition of schizocarp

: a dry compound fruit that splits at maturity into several indehiscent one-seeded carpels

First Known Use of schizocarp

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizocarp

schizo- + -carp, probably after New Latin Schizocarpum, a genus of flowering plants

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“Schizocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizocarp. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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