[mez-uh-kahrp, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
the middle layer of pericarp, as the fleshy part of certain fruits.
Origin of mesocarp
First recorded in 1840–50; meso-
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Historical Examples of mesocarp
Mesocarp, the middle part of a pericarp, when that is distinguishable into three layers, 120.
The stone enclosing the kernel is called the endocarp, while the pulpy or succulent part is called the mesocarp.
The cells of the mesocarp become as large as 100 µ broad, but in the inner parts of the layer they become very much flattened.
British Dictionary definitions for mesocarp
the middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the flesh of a peach
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The middle, often fleshy layer of the pericarp, such as the yellow flesh of the peach. Compare endocarp exocarp.
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