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hypocarp


hypocarp


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypocarp  \Hy"po*carp\,  Hypocarpium  \Hy`po*car"pi*um\,  n.  [NL. 
  hypocarpium,  fr  Gr  "ypo`  beneath  +  ?  fruit.]  (Bot.) 
  A  fleshy  enlargement  of  the  receptacle,  or  for  the  stem, 
  below  the  proper  fruit,  as  in  the  cashew.  See  Illust.  of 
  {Cashew}.