noun (plural caryopses; also caryopsides) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1830 a small one-seeded dry indehiscent fruit (as of Indian corn or wheat) in which the fruit and seed fuse in a single grain

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  • Caryopsis — Car y*op sis, n.; pl. {Caryopses}. [NL., fr. gr. ? hut, kernel + ? sight, form.] (Bot.) A one celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caryopsis — (gr), Balg , Korn , Schalfrucht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • caryopsis — [kar΄ē äp′sis] n. pl. caryopses [kar΄ē äp′sēz΄] or caryopsides [kar΄ē äp′sə dēz΄] [ModL: see CARYO & OPSIS] 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,… …   English World dictionary

  • Caryopsis — In botany, a caryopsis is a type of simple dry fruit mdash; one that is monocarpelate (formed from a single carpel) and indehiscent (not opening at maturity) and resembles an achene, except that in a caryopsis the pericarp is fused with the thin… …   Wikipedia

  • caryopsis — grūdvaisis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Sausas, vienasėklis vaisius, susidaręs suaugus sėklos luobelei su plėveliniu apyvaisiu, būdingas varpiniams augalams. atitikmenys: angl. caryopsis rus. зерновка …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • caryopsis — /kar ee op sis/ n., pl. caryopses / seez/, caryopsides / si deez /. Bot. a small, one celled, one seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp adherent to the seed coat, the typical fruit of grasses and grains. [1820 30; CARY(O) + OPSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • caryopsis — noun A type of fruit in which the fruit skin is stuck to the seed coat; especially the grain of a cereal …   Wiktionary

  • caryopsis — n. dry fruit that resembles a seed produced by grasses and cereal crops …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caryopsis — [ˌkarɪ ɒpsɪs] noun (plural caryopses si:z) Botany a dry one seeded fruit in which the ovary wall is united with the seed coat, typical of grasses and cereals. Origin C19: from mod. L., from Gk karuon nut + opsis appearance …   English new terms dictionary

  • caryopsis — car·y·op·sis …   English syllables

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