[ ek-soh-kahrp ]
/ ˈɛk soʊˌkɑrp /
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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Words nearby exocarp
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British Dictionary definitions for exocarp
/ (ˈɛksəʊˌkɑːp) /
another name for epicarp
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Scientific definitions for exocarp
[ ĕk′sō-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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