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endocarp

[en-duh-kahrp]
noun Botany.
  1. the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.
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Origin of endocarp

First recorded in 1820–30; endo- + -carp
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Examples from the Web for endocarp

Historical Examples

  • The endocarp is hard and forms the shell which encloses the seed.

    Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 2 [July 1902]

    Various

  • This endocarp is covered with fibres which penetrate the pulp.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands

    Gerrit Parmile Wilder

  • A juicy pulp encloses a double membrane, or endocarp, and within the latter are the seeds which constitute the coffee of commerce.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

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

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for endocarp

endocarp

noun
  1. the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry
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Derived Formsendocarpal or endocarpic, adjective
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endocarp in Science

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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