pseudocarp


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pseu·do·carp

 (so͞o′də-kärp′)
pseu′do·car′pous adj.

pseudocarp

(ˈsjuːdəʊˌkɑːp)
n
(Botany) a fruit, such as the strawberry or apple, that includes parts other than the ripened ovary. Also called: false fruit or accessory fruit
ˌpseudoˈcarpous adj

acces′sory fruit`


n.
a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue. Also called pseudocarp.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pseudocarp - fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovarypseudocarp - fruit containing much fleshy tissue besides that of the ripened ovary; as apple or strawberry
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
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It has been found that seeds of the terminal pseudocarps of Pteranthus dichotomus (order III of a 3-order dispersal unit; Table II) germinate to very high levels either in light or dark (90-100%, 82-99%, respectively) in a range of temperatures from 8 [degrees] to 37 [degrees] C.