A dry fruit that splits into single-seeded parts when ripe.
More example sentences
- The fruit is a schizocarp, breaking at maturity into three single-seeded units, each about 2 mm long, consisting of a seed within a carpel.
- The fruit of G. sylvaticum is a schizocarp with five locules, each containing two ovules.
19th century: from schizo- + Greek karpos 'fruit'.
Definition of schizocarp in:
- The US English dictionary