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antho- +‎ -carpous


anthocarpous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having some portion of the floral envelopes attached to the pericarp to form the fruit.
    The mulberry and pineapple are anthocarpous.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for anthocarpous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)