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schiz·o·carp

 (skĭz′ə-kärp′, skĭt′sə-)
n.
A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in a carrot.

schizocarp

(ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp)
n
(Botany) botany a dry fruit that splits into two or more one-seeded portions at maturity
ˌschizoˈcarpous, ˌschizoˈcarpic adj

schiz•o•carp

(ˈskɪz əˌkɑrp, ˈskɪt sə-)

n.
a dry fruit that at maturity splits into two or more one-seeded carpels.
[1865–70]
schiz`o•car′pous, schiz`o•car′pic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.schizocarp - a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seedschizocarp - a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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By contrast, Myodocarpus has dry, schizocarpic fruits with free carpophores, reminiscent of many Apioideae.
We have excluded from this treatment schizocarpic fruits with laterally extended mericarp wings, e.
Schizocarpic fruits, in which the fruit falls completely apart into separate mericarps, characterize Apicaceae, and Rhamnaceae.
The family is readily recognized because the two carpels remain partially separated from each other through development, with the fruit being a schizocarpic, separating into a pair of mericarps, each with remnants of the epigynous perianth and stylopodium.
2006) is 7-winged, and asymmetrically schizocarpic, with three wings (a median and two marginal wings) on one mericarp, and four wings (two lateral and two marginal) on the other.
suffruticosum may have either asymmetrically or symmetrically schizocarpic mericarps.