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.
The middle, often fleshy layer of the pericarp, such as the yellow flesh of the peach. Compare endocarp, exocarp.