Acrocarpous
Acrocarpous Ac`ro*car"pous, a. [Gr. ? extreme, highest + ? fruit.] (Bot.) (a) Having a terminal fructification; having the fruit at the end of the stalk. (b) Having the fruit stalks at the end of a leafy stem, as in certain mosses. [1913 Webster]

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  • acrocarpous — [ak΄rō kär′pəs] adj. [ ACRO + CARPOUS] bearing fruit at the end of the stalk, as some mosses …   English World dictionary

  • acrocarpous — /ak reuh kahr peuhs/, adj. Bot. having the reproductive organ at the end of the primary axis. [1860 65; < NL acrocarpus < Gk akrókarpos. See ACRO , CARPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • acrocarpous — adjective Developing the archegonium on the summit of the primary stem; fruiting at tips, in the manner of mosses …   Wiktionary

  • acrocarpous — ac·ro·car·pous …   English syllables

  • acrocarpous — /ækrəˈkapəs/ (say akruh kahpuhs) adjective Botany having the fruit at the end of the primary axis. {acro + carpous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • acrocarpous — adjective (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem • Ant: ↑pleurocarpous …   Useful english dictionary

  • acrocarpous moss — noun a moss in which the main axis is terminated by the archegonium (and hence the capsule) • Syn: ↑acrocarp • Ant: ↑pleurocarp (for: ↑acrocarp) • Hypernyms: ↑moss …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of plant morphology terms — Biologists that study plant morphology use a number of different terms to describe plant organs and parts that can be observed with the human eye using no more than a hand held magnifying lens. These terms are used to identify and classify plants …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of plant morphology terms — Biologists that study plant morphology use a number of different terms to describe plant organs and parts that can be observed with the human eye using no more than a hand held magnifying lens. These terms are used to identify and classify plants …   Wikipedia

  • Pleurocarpic — Pleu ro*car pic, Pleurocarpous Pleu ro*car pous, a. (Bot.) Side fruited; said of those true mosses in which the pedicels or the capsules are from lateral archegonia; opposed to {acrocarpous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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