endocarp

[ en-duh-kahrp ]
/ ˈɛn dəˌkɑrp /
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noun Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. endocardial,
  2. endocardial cushion,
  3. endocardial fibroelastosis,
  4. endocarditis,
  5. endocardium,
  6. endocarpoid,
  7. endocast,
  8. endocentric,
  9. endocervical,
  10. endocervicitis

Origin of endocarp

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

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British Dictionary definitions for endocarp

endocarp

/ (ˈɛndəˌkɑːp) /

noun

the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry
Derived Formsendocarpal or endocarpic, adjective

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Science definitions for endocarp

endocarp

[ ĕndə-kärp′ ]

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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