pl. -·op′ses· or -·op′si·des·
a small, dry, one-seeded fruit in which the ovary wall remains joined with the seed in a single grain, as in barley, wheat, corn, rice, etc.
Origin of caryopsisModL: see caryo- and amp; -opsis
nounpl. car·y·op·ses or car·y·op·si·des
Origin of caryopsiscary(o)-, variant of karyo– + –opsis.