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mesocarp

[mez-uh-kahrp, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌkɑrp, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/
noun, Botany
1.
the middle layer of pericarp, as the fleshy part of certain fruits.
Origin of mesocarp
1840-1850
1840-50; meso- + -carp
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  • mesocarp, the middle part of a pericarp, when that is distinguishable into three layers, 120.

  • The stone enclosing the kernel is called the endocarp, while the pulpy or succulent part is called the mesocarp.

  • The cells of the mesocarp become as large as 100 µ broad, but in the inner parts of the layer they become very much flattened.

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British Dictionary definitions for mesocarp

mesocarp

/ˈmɛsəʊˌkɑːp/
noun
1.
the middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the flesh of a peach
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mesocarp in Science
mesocarp
  (měz'ə-kärp')   
The middle, often fleshy layer of the pericarp, such as the yellow flesh of the peach. Compare endocarp, exocarp.

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