A slender prolongation of the receptacle as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.
n. (Gr. karpophorus, bearing fruit; karpos, fruit, and pherein, to bear) generally the organ that supports the carpels; specifically, a very much elongated axis to which the carpels are attached.
The complete fruit body of the fungus (i.e. cap, stem, gills, etc). Sporophore and sporocarp are other names also used