pericarpic

pericarp

[per-i-kahrp]
noun Botany.
1.
the walls of a ripened ovary or fruit, sometimes consisting of three layers, the epicarp, mesocarp, and endocarp.
2.
a membranous envelope around the cystocarp of red algae.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin pericarpium < Greek perikárpion pod. See peri-, -carp

pericarpial, pericarpic, adjective
pericarpoidal, adjective
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pericarp (ˈpɛrɪˌkɑːp)
 
n
1.  the part of a fruit enclosing the seeds that develops from the wall of the ovary
2.  a layer of tissue around the reproductive bodies of some algae and fungi
 
[C18: via French from New Latin pericarpium]
 
peri'carpial
 
adj
 
peri'carpic
 
adj

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pericarp   (pěr'ĭ-kärp')  Pronunciation Key 
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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