Definition of Mericarp

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

Generic synonyms: Carpel



Definition of Mericarp

1. n. One carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See Cremocarp.

Definition of Mericarp

1. Noun. (botany) An individual carpel of a schizocarp, having a single seed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mericarp

1. half of the fruit cremocarp [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mericarp

1. One segment of a fruit that breaks at maturity into units derived from the individual carpels. Compare: schizocarp. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mericarp

merges
mergesort
mergesorted
mergesorting
mergesorts
merging
merging(a)
mergings
mergirl
mergirls
merguard
merguez
merhorse
merhusband
meri
mericarp (current term)
mericarps
mericlone
meride
meridian
meridian of cornea
meridianally
meridiani
meridiani bulbi oculi
meridians
meridians of eye
meridianus
meridional
meridional aberration
meridional cleavage

Literary usage of Mericarp

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1. Descriptive Botany: A Practical Guide to the Classification of Plants, with by Eliza Ann Youmans (1885)
"Five ridges are seen passing from bottom to top of each mericarp, and often four intermediate or secondary ones, which may be, some, none, or all of them ..."

2. Second Book of Botany: A Practical Guide to the Observation and Study of Plants by Eliza Ann Youmans (1874)
"Cross-section of a mericarp. cross - section of a mericarp (Fig. 312) the little mouths of the four oil-bags of the back are seen, along with two others, ..."

3. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"D Transverse section of mericarp of Conium ... enclosing vascular bundles, five generally on each mericarp; of these, two run along the margins (Fig. ..."

4. A Manual of Organic Materia Medica: Being a Guide to Materia Medica of the by John Michael Maisch (1882)
"... ovate, laterally compressed, hairy, each mericarp 15 ... Anisum. ovate, laterally compressed, smooth, each mericarp 12 ..."

5. Lessons in Elementary Botany: The Part of Systematic Botany Based Upon by Daniel Oliver, John Stevens Henslow (1895)
"You will, of course, note that each mericarp consists of seed and pericarp. ... These ridges are disposed in such a way that each mericarp bears 5 : on one ..."

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