Pronunciation: (kar"ē-op'sis) [key]
—pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz), [key] -si•desPronunciation: (-si-dēz"). [key] Bot.
a small, one-celled, one-seeded, dry indehiscent fruit with the pericarp adherent to the seed coat, the typical fruit of grasses and grains.
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