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exocarp

[ek-soh-kahrp] /ˈɛk soʊˌkɑrp/
noun, Botany
1.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; exo- + -carp
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  • The fruit is a complex structure consisting of many seeded berries or arils enclosed by a leathery exocarp or husk.
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epicarp

/ˈɛpɪˌkɑːp/
noun
1.
the outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits: forms the skin of a peach or grape
Word Origin
C19: from French épicarpe, from epi- + Greek karpos fruit

exocarp

/ˈɛksəʊˌkɑːp/
noun
1.
another name for epicarp
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exocarp
  (ěk'sō-kärp')   

The outermost layer of the pericarp. In a fleshy drupe such as a peach, the skin constitutes the exocarp. Also called epicarp. Compare endocarp, mesocarp.

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