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Definition of the adjective acrocarpous

What does acrocarpous mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem

Alternative definition of the adjective acrocarpous


  1. [botany] Developing the archegonium on the summit of the primary stem; fruiting at tips, in the manner of mosses.

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Google previewDictionary Of Botany

by Anil Kumar Mishra

Acetocarmine Acrocarpous Acetocarmine – A stain used to color chromosomes deep reddish-black for viewing with a light microscope. Acetyl CoA (Acetyl coenzyme A) – A compound made up of acetyl and coenzyme A linked by a sulphur ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Acrocarpous In some mosses of the sub-class Eubrya having the sporophyte at the end of a stem and therefore exhibiting the erect habit. Acrocarpous fraxinifolius See red cedar.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1899)

tinguished — the acrocarpous and pleurocarpous Mosses. In the former the growth of the stalk concludes with the formation of a sporogonium ...

Google previewAdvanced Dictionary

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

acrocarpous Describes a moss (Bryophyta) that has an erect stem bearing the archegonia (see archegonium) contained in a capsule at the tip.

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

Acrocarpous mosses may branch extensively; once they have fruited, branches take over the erect growth. Compare PLEUROCARPOUS MOSS. acropetal Growing or developing upwards from the base or point of attachment, so that the oldest ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (2005)

by Webster's New World Dictionary, Editors Of Webster's II Dictionaries

acrocarpous. •. actinomycin. ac*ro*car*pous (ak'ro-kar'pas) adj. (NLat. acrocarpus < Gk. akrokarpos, bearing fruit at the top : akron, top + karpos, fruit.] Having the spore-bearing capsule at the end or top of a leafy stem or stalk, as in many ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Palms (2017)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (2 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

subplana, Scapania portoricensis and Campylopus arctocarpus, acrocarpous mosses ...

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