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Meaning of ACHENE

Pronunciation:  ey'keen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall
 

ACHENE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: fruit, key fruit, samara

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*chene"\, Achenium \A*che"ni*um\n. [Gr. 'a priv. + ? to
gape.] (Bot.)
A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as
in the buttercup; -- called a naked seed by the earlier
botanists. [Written also {akene} and {ach[ae]nium}.]

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A dry, closed (indehiscent) fruit which contains a single seed.
 

 

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