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(Botany) (in botany) indicating fruit or a reproductive structure that develops into part of the fruit: carpophore; carpogonium.
[from Greek karpos fruit]
(Anatomy) carpus or carpal bones: carpometacarpus.
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a combining form meaning “fruit,” “fruiting body”: carpogonium.
[< Greek karpo-, comb. form of karpós fruit]
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