Gymnocarpous Gym`no*car"pous (j[i^]m`n[-o]*k[aum]r"p[u^]s), a. [Gr. gymno`s naked + karpo`s fruit.] (Bot.) Naked-fruited, the fruit either smooth or not adherent to the perianth. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • gymnocarpous — gym·no·car·pous (jim″no kahrґpəs) [gymno + Gr. karpos fruit] of certain fungi, having the hymenium, or fertile layer, exposed during spore formation …   Medical dictionary

  • gymnocarpous — gym·no·car·pous …   English syllables

  • gymnocarpous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • sphaerophorus — sfə̇ˈräfərəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from sphaer + phorous : a genus (the type of the family Sphaerophoraceae) of gymnocarpous lichens characterized by a foliaceous or fruticose thallus with terminal globose apothecia… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gymnocarpic — adjective see gymnocarpous …   Useful english dictionary

  • gymnocarpy — noun see gymnocarpous …   Useful english dictionary

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