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syncarpous Line breaks: syn¦carp|ous
Pronunciation: /sɪnˈkɑːpəs/

Definition of syncarpous in English:


(Of a flower, fruit, or ovary) having the carpels united. Often contrasted with apocarpous.
Example sentences
  • At anthesis, the ovary is completely septate; the syncarpous part (ovary and lower style) is completely symplicate.
  • Unfortunately their findings have been largely overlooked and most pomologists assume that apple flowers have an imperfectly syncarpous gynoecium.
  • False septums may have been put in later on which could lead to the misapprehension of a syncarpous ovary at superficial examination.


Mid 19th century: from syn- 'together' + Greek karpos 'fruit' + -ous.

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