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Meaning of CARPOPHORE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car"po*phore\, n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + ? to bear.]
(Bot.)
A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between
the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: In ferns, the stalk of a sporocarp; in a fruit, the stalk of a mericarp.
 

 

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