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Related to schizocarp: silicle
A dry fruit that splits at maturity into two or more closed, one-seeded parts, as in a carrot.
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(Botany) botany a dry fruit that splits into two or more one-seeded portions at maturity
ˌschizoˈcarpous, ˌschizoˈcarpic adj
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schiz•o•carp(ˈskɪz əˌkɑrp, ˈskɪt sə-)
a dry fruit that at maturity splits into two or more one-seeded carpels.
schiz`o•car′pous, schiz`o•car′pic, adj.
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