apocarpy, n.
/ap'euh kahr"peuhs/, adj. Bot.
having the carpels separate.
[1820-30; APO- + -CARPOUS]

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  • apocarpous — adjective Having carpels that are not joined …   Wiktionary

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  • apocarpous — [ˌapə kα:pəs] adjective Botany having distinct carpels that are not joined together. Origin C19: from apo + Gk karpos fruit + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • apocarpous — ap·o·car·pous …   English syllables

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  • Gynoecium — A gynoecium (from Ancient Greek gyne , woman ) is the female reproductive part of a flower. The male counterpart is called an androecium . A gynoecium is composed of one or more pistils. A pistil may consist of a single free carpel, or be formed… …   Wikipedia

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