a fruit formed from one pistil.
a fruit, such as a grape or cherry, that is formed from only one ovary
A fruit that develops from a single ovary in a single flower. Simple fruits may be fleshy or dry. There are three main kinds of fleshy simple fruit: the berry, the drupe, and the pome. Dry simple fruits are classified as dehiscent (splitting open to free the seeds, as in the milkweed and pea pod) and indehiscent (enclosing the seeds until after the fruit has left the plant, as in grains, nuts, and winged fruits like the maple). Compare accessory fruit, aggregate fruit, multiple fruit.
- Simple gateway control protocol
communications, protocol (SGCP) An IETF work in progress, superseded by MGCP. (1999-04-26)
- Simple glaucoma
simple glaucoma n. See open-angle glaucoma.
- Simple goiter
simple goiter n. Thyroid enlargement unaccompanied by constitutional effects, commonly caused by inadequate dietary intake of iodine.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a group that has no normal subgroup except the group itself and the identity.