noun Botany.
the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.

1820–30; endo- + -carp

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endocarp (ˈɛndəˌkɑːp)
the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry

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endocarp  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (ěn'də-kärp')  Pronunciation Key 
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. Compare exocarp, mesocarp.

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Example sentences
Principal aglycones of endocarp and peel and their possible biosynthetic relationship.
Values indicate the contribution of the section to the total weight of the sample excluding endocarp and seed.
The exocarp is hairless, whereas the endocarp is hairy.
The endocarp protects the café oro and is generated during the peeling or dehulling process.
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