Mesocarp definition

mĕzə-kärp, mĕs-
The middle, often fleshy layer of the pericarp, such as the yellow flesh of the peach.
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(botany) The middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit. In many fruits such as drupes and tomatoes, the mesocarp is fleshy.
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The middle, usually fleshy layer of a fruit wall.
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The middle layer of the wall of a ripened ovary or fruit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mesocarp
Plural:
mesocarps

Origin of mesocarp

  • meso- + Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit").

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