schizocarp

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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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In years that maples are seeding synchronously in massive numbers, like 2012 and 2013, they use much of their nutrients to make samaroid schizocarps (maple seed-noses, to us laymen).
11a, b), with about 20 species of lianas in Indomalesia, has schizocarps consisting of three biwinged elliptical to orbicular mericarps.