Mericarp Mer"i*carp, n. [Gr. me`ros a part + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See {Cremocarp}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mericarp — /mer i kahrp /, n. Bot. one of the carpels of a schizocarp. [1825 35; meri (comb. form of Gk merís part, portion) + CARP] * * * …   Universalium

  • mericarp — noun An individual carpel of a schizocarp, having a single seed …   Wiktionary

  • mericarp — mer·i·carp …   English syllables

  • mericarp — /ˈmɛrikap/ (say mereekahp) noun a single seeded portion of a schizocarpous fruit, as in umbelliferous plants. {French méricarpe} …   Australian English dictionary

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