Angiocarpous
Angiocarpous An`gi*o*car"pous ([a^]n`j[i^]*[-o]*k[aum]r"p[u^]s), a. [Angio- + Gr. karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) (a) Having fruit inclosed within a covering that does not form a part of itself; as, the filbert covered by its husk, or the acorn seated in its cupule. --Brande & C. (b) Having the seeds or spores covered, as in certain lichens. --Gray.

Syn: angiocarpic [1913 Webster]


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  • angiocarpous — /an jee oh kahr peuhs/, adj. 1. (of a fruit) partially or wholly enclosed in a shell, involucre, or husk. 2. (of a fungus or lichen) having the fruiting body immersed or enclosed in the thallus. Also, angiocarpic. Cf. gymnocarpous. [1830 40;… …   Universalium

  • angiocarpous — adjective describing a plant whose fruit is in an envelope and not part of a calyx. See Also: angiocarpian …   Wiktionary

  • angiocarpous — an·gi·o·car·pous …   English syllables

  • angiocarpous — adjective having or being fruit enclosed in a shell or husk • Syn: ↑angiocarpic • Pertains to noun: ↑angiocarp, ↑angiocarp (for: ↑angiocarpic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • angiocarpic — adjective having or being fruit enclosed in a shell or husk • Syn: ↑angiocarpous • Pertains to noun: ↑angiocarp (for: ↑angiocarpous), ↑angiocarp • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • angiocarpic — adj. 1. 1 of or pertaining to an angiocarp; angiocarpous. Syn: angiocarpous [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gleba — is the fleshy spore bearing inner mass of fungi such as the puffball or stinkhorn.The gleba is a solid mass of spores, generated within an enclosed area within the sporocarp. The continuous maturity of the sporogenous cells leave the spores… …   Wikipedia

  • angiocarp — noun tree bearing fruit enclosed in a shell or involucre or husk • Derivationally related forms: ↑angiocarpous • Hypernyms: ↑angiosperm, ↑flowering plant * * * /an jee euh kahrp /, n. a plant bearing an angiocarpous fruit. [ANGIO + CARP] …   Useful english dictionary

  • angiocarp — /an jee euh kahrp /, n. a plant bearing an angiocarpous fruit. [ANGIO + CARP] * * * …   Universalium

  • gymnocarpous — /jim neuh kahr peuhs/, adj. (of a fungus or lichen) having the apothecium open and attached to the surface of the thallus. Also, gymnocarpic /jim neuh kahr pik/. Cf. angiocarpous (def. 2). [GYMNO + CARPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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