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n. Botany
The inner layer of the pericarp of a fruit, which can be soft, such as the pulp of an orange, or hard, such as the stone of a peach.

en′do·car′pal adj.


(Botany) the inner, usually woody, layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the stone of a peach or cherry
ˌendoˈcarpal, ˌendoˈcarpic adj


(ˈɛn dəˌkɑrp)

the inner layer of a pericarp, as the stone of certain fruits.
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Noun1.endocarp - the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
peach pit - the stone seed of a peach
cherry stone - the stone seed of a cherry


[ˈendəkɑːp] Nendocarpio m
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These plants share the woody habit of most Araliaceae, and Delarbrea also has the drupaceous fruits characteristic of that family, but with thin endocarps.
Prior to processing, specimens were abraded or cut to expose the mesocarp, and sometimes the endocarps were fractured.
Larvicidal action of ethanolic extracts from fruit endocarps of Melia azedarach and Azadirachta indica against the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti.
Since nectars and fruit juices cannot readily be observed by microscopic examination--as pollen grains can--these liquids have not, until Showler's discoveries about boll weevil feeding on fruit endocarps (flesh), been regarded as boll weevil food sources.
PLACIDL tp = placidly PLACIDYL ta3 = deiphically, edaphically VALIUM tp = maulvi VALIUM ta2 = alluvium, impluvia, misvalue, velarium PERCODAN tp = endocarp PERCODAN ta1 = cardphone, endocarps, phonecard DEMEROL tp = modeler, remodel DEMEROL ta1 = modelers, rebeldom, remolade, remodels DILAUDID ta6 = individualized LIDOCAINE ta1 = decisional HYCODAN ta2 = diachylon
Endocarps of the toxic fruit Pangium edule were found in the lowest levels; some were said to be charred, but a clear anthropogenic origin has not been demonstrated (Majid cited in Jones 1989: 751) At Kota Tampan in Perak, Malaya, dates in excess of 30,000 b.
Comments: Cocoseae fruits are more commonly preserved as endocarps and can often be easily identified due to the 3 pores and occasional ridges in the endocarp.
Seed internal membrane of cucumber, aspic seed pericarps and coffee seed endocarps are limit to penetration of oxygen.
zeylanicum endocarps in Sri Lanka dating to 12,500-10,000 b.
The dehusked endocarps containing the seed are bought from village communities at 0.