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exocarp

[ ek-soh-kahrp ]
/ ˈɛk soʊˌkɑrp /
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noun Botany.

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Origin of exocarp

First recorded in 1835–45; exo- + -carp
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British Dictionary definitions for exocarp

exocarp
/ (ˈɛksəʊˌkɑːp) /

noun

another name for epicarp
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Scientific definitions for exocarp

exocarp
[ ĕksō-kärp′ ]

The outermost layer of the pericarp. In a fleshy drupe such as a peach, the skin constitutes the exocarp. Also called epicarp Compare endocarp mesocarp.
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