Pronunciation: (an"jē-ō-kär'pus), [key]
1. (of a fruit) partially or wholly enclosed in a shell, involucre, or husk.
2. (of a fungus or lichen) having the fruiting body immersed or enclosed in the thallus. Also,an"gi•o•car'pic.Cf. gymnocarpous.
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