amphicarpic etymology

English word amphicarpic comes from English -ic, Ancient Greek ἀμφί, Ancient Greek καρπός

Detailed word origin of amphicarpic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
ἀμφί Ancient Greek (grc)
καρπός Ancient Greek (grc)
amphicarpic English (eng) (botany) Producing fruit of two kinds, either in shape or in time of ripening.

Words with the same origin as amphicarpic

Descendants of -ic
age alcoholic atomic basic criticism electronic engineering heroic idiotic magnetic math mathematics period physics psychiatric realistic romantic science stem tech technology teen teenage tonic topic
Descendants of ἀμφί
amphi- amphibian amphibious amphibole amphibolite amphibologia amphibrach amphictyony amphitheatric amphitropal amphtrack amtrak triphibious
Descendants of καρπός
-carpic achaenocarp angiocarpian carpal carpo- carpus cystocarp epicarp exocarp monocarpic pericarp