caryopsis

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caryo- +‎ -opsis

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caryopsis (plural caryopses or caryopsides)

  1. (botany) A type of fruit in which the fruit skin is stuck to the seed coat; especially the grain of a cereal.
    • 1995, Romuald Kosina, Tetraploids of the Genus Triticum in the Light of Caryopsis Structure:
      The variation of caryopsis characters in species of Aegilops and wheat diploids is similar to that of wheat tetraploids .

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