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epicarp

[ ep-i-kahrp ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌkɑrp /
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noun Botany.
the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits.
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Origin of epicarp

First recorded in 1825–35; epi- + -carp
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British Dictionary definitions for epicarp

epicarp

exocarp

/ (ˈɛpɪˌkɑːp) /

noun
the outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits: forms the skin of a peach or grape

Word Origin for epicarp

C19: from French épicarpe, from epi- + Greek karpos fruit
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Scientific definitions for epicarp

epicarp
[ ĕpĭ-kärp′ ]

See exocarp.
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