caryopsis

[ kar-ee-op-sis ]SEE DEFINITION OF caryopsis

Synonyms for caryopsis

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARYOPSIS

Caryopsis grooved, blunt and more tightly held in the palea.

Caryopsis 7-8 mm., less flattened than in Bromus, with a shallow groove.

The caryopsis is shorter and more ovoid than in other Bromes.

In Lolium and Agropyrum the caryopsis is still more wheat-like and grooved.

The caryopsis is very narrow, and the rachilla long and feathered with hairs.

The caryopsis is, however, much more slender than in Agropyrum.

Ovary 1-celled, 1-ovuled, forming a seed-like grain (caryopsis) in fruit.

Cariopsis, or Caryopsis, the one-seeded fruit or grain of Grasses, 121.

Although typical grasses form a caryopsis as described, exceptions occur.

When the word Caryopsis is employed, I mean it strictly in the botanical sense explained above.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CARYOPSIS

nut

nounseed of fruit, vegetable
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