Endocarp meaning

ĕndə-kärp
The inner layer of the pericarp of a ripened ovary or fruit, as the pit surrounding the seed of a drupe.
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(botany) The woody inner layer of the pericarp of some fruits that contains the seed.
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The inner layer of the pericarp of a fruit, which can be soft, such as the pulp of an orange, or hard, such as the stone of a peach.
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The hard inner layer of the pericarp of many fruits, such as the layer that forms the pit or stone of a cherry, peach, or olive.
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Origin of endocarp

  • endo- + Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit”); endo- +‎ -carp.

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