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[mez-uh-kahrp, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌkɑrp, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/
noun, Botany.
the middle layer of pericarp, as the fleshy part of certain fruits.
Origin of mesocarp
First recorded in 1840-50; meso- + -carp Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • mesocarp, the middle part of a pericarp, when that is distinguishable into three layers, 120.

  • The stone enclosing the kernel is called the endocarp, while the pulpy or succulent part is called the mesocarp.

  • The cells of the mesocarp become as large as 100 µ broad, but in the inner parts of the layer they become very much flattened.

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British Dictionary definitions for mesocarp


the middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the flesh of a peach
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mesocarp in Science
The middle, often fleshy layer of the pericarp, such as the yellow flesh of the peach. Compare endocarp, exocarp.

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