Definition of pyrenocarpous in English:

pyrenocarpous

adjective

Mycology
  • Resembling or relating to a perithecium (pyrenocarp). Of a lichen: possessing a perithecium.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Allport Leighton (1805–1889), botanist. From ancient Greek πυρήν fruit-stone + -o- + -carpous.

Pronunciation

pyrenocarpous

/pʌɪˌriːnə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpəs/