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Origin of exocarp

First recorded in 1835–45; exo- + -carp
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Related Words for exocarp

shell, cover, husk, rind, bark, shuck, pellicle, epicarp, exocarp, peeling

British Dictionary definitions for exocarp


  1. another name for epicarp
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exocarp in Science


  1. 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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