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achene (əkēn´), dry, simple, one-seeded fruit with the seed attached to the inner wall at only one point. Achenes are indehiscent, i.e., they do not split open at maturity. The so-called seed of a sunflower is an achene; the shell is the wall of the fruit, and the true seed lies within. A strawberry consists of many achenes embedded in a fleshy receptacle.

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achene A dry indehiscent fruit formed from a single carpel and containing a single seed. An example is the feathery achene of clematis. Variants of the achene include the caryopsis, cypsela, nut, and samara. See also etaerio.

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a·chene / āˈkēn/ • n. Bot. a small, dry, one-seeded fruit that does not open to release the seed.

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achene Botanical term for small, dry, one‐seeded fruit which does not open to liberate the seed, e.g. a nut.

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achene A small, usually single-seeded, dry, indehiscent fruit.

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achene A small, usually single-seeded, dry, indehiscentfruit.

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