Definition of rhizocarpic in English:

rhizocarpic

adjective

  • Chemistry"rhizocarpic acid"noun a yellow crystalline acid obtained from lichens of the genus Rhizocarpon.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From rhizo- + ancient Greek καρπός fruit + -ic. In sense 1 after French rhizocarpique; compare rhizocarpous.

Pronunciation

rhizocarpic

/ˌrʌɪzə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpɪk/