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[en-duh-kahrp] /ˈɛn dəˌkɑrp/
noun, Botany
the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.
1820-30; endo- + -carp Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for endocarp
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for endocarp


the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry
Derived Forms
endocarpal, endocarpic, adjective
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endocarp in Science
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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