Definition of carpology in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɑːˈpɒlədʒi/


[mass noun] rare
The study of fruits and seeds.



Example sentences
  • The insight achieved by carpological investigation is of primary importance in reconstructing the vegetation, forest, and steppes around the Hârzova tell.
  • The biggest problem was the amount of material to be moved, approximately 250,000 herbarium specimens and associated spirit and carpological collections; nearly 37 tonnes of material was shifted.
  • More than 10 000 carpological remains from the mainly Middle Bronze Age cultural layers of Tell Mozan have been identified so far.


Early 19th century: from Greek karpos 'fruit' + -logy.

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