a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue.
another name for pseudocarp
A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but also has tissue derived from part of the plant outside the ovary. In pears and other pomes, the edible flesh is a swollen part of the stem, and the fruit is the seed-bearing core. In the strawberry, the receptacle is fleshy, and the fruits are achenes embedded in its surface. Also called false fruit, pseudocarp. Compare aggregate fruit, multiple fruit, simple fruit.
- Accessory gland
accessory gland accessory gland n. A small mass of glandular tissue detached from, but lying near, another gland of similar structure. Historical Examples The accessory gland in the male (fig. 43, ag) is probably a modification of one of these organs. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 Francis Maitland Balfour
- Accessory hemiazygos vein
accessory hemiazygos vein accessory hemiazygos vein n. A vein that is formed by the union of the fourth to seventh left posterior intercostal veins, passes along the fifth, sixth, and seventh thoracic vertebrae, crosses the midline behind the aorta, esophagus, and thoracic duct, and empties into the azygos vein.
- Accessory mineral
See at (def 7). accessory mineral A mineral that is present in a minor amount in rocks and is not considered an essential constituent of the rock.
- Accessory ligament
accessory ligament accessory ligament n. A ligament around a joint that supports or supplements another.
- Accessory nerve
either one of the eleventh pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers from the spinal cord that innervate the pharyngeal, trapezius, and sternocleidomastoid muscles, and motor fibers from the brain that join the vagus to innervate the thoracic and abdominal viscera. noun either one of the eleventh pair of cranial nerves, which supply the […]