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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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It consists of a thin, hard epicarp, a dark brown mesocarp, and a hard endocarp that encloses the seed (Beka et al.
Role of warm stratification in promoting germination of seeds of Empetrum hennaphroditum (Empetraceae), a circumboreal species with a stony endocarp.
The white portion of nuts called endocarp was removed by scrapping.
Pre-stone architecture midden deposits were identified in a test pit near platform Nt-2 and below platform Nt-4 fill and were dated with nut endocarp and marine shell samples.
These fruits, ranging from 2-9 mm in size, include a "bony" endocarp containing 4-10 cells with one seed per cell (Wagner et al.
This is because the embryos are covered by a thick endocarp that constitutes a mechanical barrier; in addition, another hypothesis proposes physiological dormancy (CARVALHO et al.
Drupe fruits are formed of red exocarp, edible fleshy mesocarp, and stony endocarp with 1-2 seeds.
Afterward, in order to further soften the endocarp walls, the drupes were boiled in de-ionized water for 30 minutes, and then the endocarp was sectioned with a fresh razor blade.
Morphological descriptions of the tree, leaf, fruit and endocarp for these cultivar clones have been published (Tous et al.
This result was similar to that reported in literature for in natura coconut shell endocarp as expected, since coir dust is a residue from coconut shell process [26].
Endocarp was removed from Prunus dulcis & ground to small pieces.