from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the two achene-like carpels which form a cremocarp or fruit in the Umbelliferæ: same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See
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- noun botany An individual
carpelof 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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Each half fruit (mericarp) is tipped by a persistent style, and marked by vertical ribs, between or under which lie, in many genera, the oil tubes or vittæ.
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