Pericarp meaning

pĕr'ĭ-kärp'
The wall of a ripened ovary; fruit wall.
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The wall of a ripened ovary, sometimes consisting of three distinct layers, the endocarp, mesocarp, and exocarp.
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The wall of a ripened ovary; fruit wall.
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The tissue that arises from the ripened ovary wall of a fruit; the fruit wall. In fleshy fruits, the pericarp can often be divided into the exocarp, the mesocarp, and the endocarp. For example, in a peach, the skin is the exocarp, the yellow flesh is the mesocarp, while the stone or pit surrounding the seed represents the endocarp.
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(botany) The outermost layer, or skin, of a ripe fruit or ovary.
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(rare, figuratively) The outer layer of any thing.
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Origin of pericarp

  • From French péricarpe, from Latin pericarpium, from Ancient Greek περικάρπιον (perikarpion, “pod, husk, shell"), from περί (peri, “around") + καρπός (karpos, “fruit"). Alternatively, peri- +"Ž -carp.
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