syncarpous
adjective Date: circa 1830 having the carpels of the gynoecium united in a compound ovary • syncarpy noun

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  • Syncarpous — Syn*car pous, a. [Pref. syn + Gr. ? a fruit.] (Bot.) Composed of several carpels consolidated into one ovary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syncarpous — [sin kär′pəs] adj. [see SYN & CARPOUS] Bot. composed of carpels growing together syncarpy n …   English World dictionary

  • syncarpous — syncarpy /sin kahr pee/, n. /sin kahr peuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. of the nature of or pertaining to a syncarp. 2. composed of or having united carpels. [1820 30; < NL syncarpus. See SYN , CARPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • syncarpous — adjective Having carpels joined together …   Wiktionary

  • syncarpous — [sɪn kα:pəs] adjective Botany having the carpels united. Origin C19: from syn + Gk karpos fruit + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • syncarpous — syn·car·pous …   English syllables

  • syncarpous — syn•car•pous [[t]sɪnˈkɑr pəs[/t]] adj. bot having united carpels • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL syncarpus. See syn , carpous syn′car•py, n …   From formal English to slang

  • syncarpous — /sɪnˈkapəs/ (say sin kahpuhs) adjective Botany 1. of the nature of or relating to a syncarp. 2. composed of or having united carpels …   Australian English dictionary

  • syncarpous — adj. (of a flower or fruit) having the carpels united (opp. APOCARPOUS). Etymology: SYN + Gk karpos fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fruit — For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). Several culinary fruits …   Wikipedia

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