mericarp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mericarp a carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mericarp (Bot) One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See Cremocarp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mericarp One of the two achene-like carpels which form a cremocarp or fruit in the Umbelliferæ: same as hemicarp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mericarp mer′i-karp one carpel or part of the fruit of an umbelliferous plant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. me`ros a part + karpo`s fruit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. meros, a part, karpos, fruit.

Usage

In literature:

The two carpels have separated so as to form two mericarps (m).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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