Car`y*op"sis (?), n.; pl. Caryopses (#). [NL., fr. gr. hut, kernel + sight, form.] Bot.
A one-celled, dry, indehiscent fruit, with a thin membranous pericarp, adhering closely to the seed, so that fruit and seed are incorporated in one body, forming a single grain, as of wheat, barley, etc.
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