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 (pŏl′ē-kär′pĭk) also pol·y·car·pous (-pəs)
1. Flowering and fruiting more than once.
2. Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.

pol′y·car′py n.
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1. (Botany) (of a plant) having a gynoecium consisting of many distinct carpels
2. (Botany) another word for polycarpic
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The results are showed that Yanshanzaofeng' was diclinous with polycarpous compound pistils axile placentas and commonly two anatropous ovules in each loculament.