apocarpous

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ap·o·car·pous

 (ăp′ə-kär′pəs)
adj.
Having carpels that are free from one another. Used of a single flower with two or more separate pistils, as in roses.

ap′o·car′py (ăp′ə-kär′pē) n.

apocarpous

(ˌæpəˈkɑːpəs)
adj
(Botany) (of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpels. Compare syncarpous
[C19 from NL, from Gk apo- + karpos fruit]
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Adj.1.apocarpous - (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or rosesapocarpous - (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
syncarpous - (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of united carpels