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Definition of the adjective acrocarpous
What does acrocarpous mean as an attribute of a noun?
- (of mosses) having the archegonia at the top of the stem
- antonym: pleurocarpous
Alternative definition of the adjective acrocarpous
- [botany] Developing the archegonium on the summit of the primary stem; fruiting at tips, in the manner of mosses.
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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.
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.
The Encyclopedia Britannica (1899)
tinguished — the acrocarpous and pleurocarpous Mosses. In the former the growth of the stalk concludes with the formation of a sporogonium ...
A 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 ...
The Treasury of Botany: a Popular Dictionary of Vegetable Kingdom with which is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore (1870)
A natural order of acrocarpous mosses, characterised by the mouth of the capsule being closed by a flat ...
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 ...
acrocarpous, a. hot ...
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Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1C3A1R1P3O1U1S1
The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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