cleistocarpous

/kluy'steuh kahr"peuhs/, adj.
1. Mycol. having cleistothecia.
2. Bot. having a closed capsule, as certain mosses.
[1885-90; CLEISTO- + -CARPOUS]

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Universalium. 2010.

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