- the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits.
Origin of epicarp
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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
C19: from French épicarpe, from epi- + Greek karpos fruit
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- See exocarp.
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