Definition of schizocarp in English:

schizocarp

noun

Botany
  • A dry fruit that splits into single-seeded parts when ripe.

    • ‘The fruit of G. sylvaticum is a schizocarp with five locules, each containing two ovules.’
    • ‘The fruit is a schizocarp, breaking at maturity into three single-seeded units, each about 2 mm long, consisting of a seed within a carpel.’

Origin

19th century: from schizo- + Greek karpos ‘fruit’.

Pronunciation

schizocarp

/ˈʃʌɪzə(ʊ)kɑːp//ˈskɪtsʌɪzə(ʊ)kɑːp/