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(Science: plant biology) One segment of a fruit that breaks at maturity into units derived from the individual carpels.

Compare: schizocarp.

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Origins of life

... the foods that was still relatively plentiful during this time was the seeds of the caltrop plant (Tribulus cistoides). These seeds are encased in mericarps--shown in the center of Figure 1.1--which are armored with spikes and relatively large, at least for a finch. Some medium ground finches or ...

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by David George
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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