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Meaning of caryopsis

car•y•op•sis

Pronunciation: (kar"ē-op'sis) [key]
— pl. -ses -si•des
  1. a small, one-celled, one-seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp adherent to the seed coat, the typical fruit of grasses and grains.
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