the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.
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Beneath this is a part like tissue paper, spoken of technically as the parchment, but known scientifically as the endocarp.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
The endocarp is usually hard, forming the stone (putamen) of the fruit, which encloses the kernel or seed.
Fruit fleshy and drupe-like, pear shaped; the globose endocarp thin.
Fruit with a fibrous-fleshy indehiscent epicarp, and a mostly rough irregularly furrowed endocarp or nut-shell.
Fruit wedge-shaped or club-shaped, more or less corky toward the summit, the hard endocarp perforated at the apex.
British Dictionary definitions for endocarp
the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry
- endocarpal or endocarpic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for endocarp
The hard inner layer of the pericarp of many fruits, such as the layer that forms the pit or stone of a cherry, peach, or olive. Compare exocarp mesocarp.
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