cystocarp

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cystocarp

(ˈsɪstəˌkɑːp)
n
(Biology) a reproductive body in red algae, developed after fertilization and consisting of filaments bearing carpospores
ˌcystoˈcarpic adj

cys•to•carp

(ˈsɪs təˌkɑrp)

n.
the mass of carpospores formed in red algae as a result of fertilization.
[1870–75]
cys`to•car′pic, adj.
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