Caryopsis meaning

kăr'ē-ŏp'sĭs
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.
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A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united.
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A type of fruit in which the fruit skin is stuck to the seed coat; especially the grain of a cereal.
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Origin of caryopsis

  • cary(o)- variant of karyo– –opsis
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition