- the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits.
Origin of epicarp
Related Words for epicarpcrust, shell, cover, husk, rind, bark, shuck, pellicle, epicarp, exocarp, peeling, layer, peel, hull, cortex, skin, integument
Examples from the Web for epicarp
Historical Examples of epicarp
At intervals along the surface of the epicarp are stomata, or breathing pores, surrounded by guard cells.
The cells of the epicarp are broad and polygonal, sometimes regularly four-sided, about 15–35 µ broad.
Mooden Sheriff ascribes its emetic properties to the pulp alone, the epicarp and seeds being inactive according to his authority.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
- the outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits: forms the skin of a peach or grape
Word Origin for epicarp
- See exocarp.