the middle layer of the wall of a ripened ovary or fruit
Origin of mesocarpmeso- + -carp
The middle, usually fleshy layer of a fruit wall.
cutaway of a peach
- (botany) The middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit. In many fruits such as drupes and tomatoes, the mesocarp is fleshy.
- capsomer, compares
meso- + Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit”).