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apocarpous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apocarpous  \Ap`o*car"pous\,  a.  [Pref.  apo-  +  Gr  karpo`s  fruit.] 
  (Bot.) 
  Either  entirely  or  partially  separate,  as  the  carpels  of  a 
  compound  pistil;  --  opposed  to  {syncarpous}.  --Lindley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apocarpous 
  adj  :  (of  ovaries  of  flowering  plants)  consisting  of  carpels  that 
  are  free  from  one  another  as  in  buttercups  or  roses 
  [ant:  {syncarpous}] 




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