Hypocarp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypocarp (Bot) A fleshy enlargement of the receptacle, or for the stem, below the proper fruit, as in the cashew. See Illust. of Cashew.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypocarp An enlarged growth of the disk and peduncle beneath a fruit. See Anacardium (with cut).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. hypocarpium, fr. Gr. "ypo` beneath + fruit