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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.
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schizocarp

(ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp)
n
(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-)

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.
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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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Upon maturity, the ovary is a smooth, dry, four-lobed, schizocarpic fruit that fragments into four, single-seeded mericarps (nutlets).
A schizocarpic fruit, of samaroid subtype, being a dry winged tricarpellate fruit, represents the diaspore (Figure 1A-C).
are similar genera, especially in their gland-bearing bracteoles and dry schizocarpic fruits (Anderson, 1981).
Houssayanthus, Lophostigma and Serjania are characterized by schizocarpic fruit with winged (samaroid) mericarps, Cardiospermum and Urvillea, by papery, inflated capsules, and Paullinia by capsules.
By contrast, Myodocarpus has dry, schizocarpic fruits with free carpophores, reminiscent of many Apioideae.