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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mericarpnoun

    a carpel with one seed; one of a pair split apart at maturity


  1. mericarpnoun

    An individual carpel of a schizocarp, having a single seed


  1. mericarp

    A schizocarp is a dry fruit that, when mature, splits up into mericarps. There are different definitions:


  1. mericarp

    A mericarp is a portion of a fruit that splits apart at maturity into separate segments, each of which contains a single seed. It is typically associated with plants in the family Apiaceae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mericarpnoun

    one carpel of an umbelliferous fruit. See Cremocarp

  2. Etymology: [Gr. me`ros a part + karpo`s fruit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mericarp

    mer′i-karp, n. one carpel or part of the fruit of an umbelliferous plant. [Gr. meros, a part, karpos, fruit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mericarp in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mericarp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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