schizocarp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n schizocarp a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Schizocarp (Bot) A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n schizocarp In botany, a dry fruit which at maturity splits or otherwise separates into two or more one-seeded indehiscent carpels. The component carpels of such a fruit are called cocci. See regma, and cut under coccus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Schizocarp skiz′ō-kärp a dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Schizo-, + Gr. fruit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. schizein, to cleave, karpos, fruit.

Usage

In literature:

Some legumes are schizocarpic by the formation of constrictions externally.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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