[ en-duh-kahrp ]

  1. the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.

Origin of endocarp

First recorded in 1820–30; endo- + -carp

Words Nearby endocarp

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British Dictionary definitions for endocarp


/ (ˈɛndəˌkɑːp) /

  1. the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry

Derived forms of endocarp

  • endocarpal or endocarpic, adjective

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Scientific definitions for endocarp


[ ĕndə-kärp′ ]

  1. 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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