Definition of acrocarpous in English:

acrocarpous

adjective

Botany
  • Of a moss: bearing archegonia or capsules at the end or top of the primary axis; terminal-fruited.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From acro- + -carpous, after scientific Latin Acrocarpi, plural noun from Hellenistic Greek ἀκρόκαρπος fruiting at the top (Theophrastus).

Pronunciation:

acrocarpous

/ˌakrə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpəs/