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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the two achene-like carpels which form a cremocarp or fruit in the Umbelliferæ: same as hemicarp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See cremocarp.

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  • noun botany An individual carpel of a schizocarp, having a single seed

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  • noun a carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity

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  • A carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity.

    August 2, 2007