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having the carpels separate.
Historical Examples

apocarpous (pistils), when the several pistils of the same flower are separate.
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray

The pistil is apocarpous, consisting of several distinct carpels, each with ovary, style and stigma.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5 Various

(of the ovaries of flowering plants such as the buttercup) consisting of separate carpels Compare syncarpous


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