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cutaway of a peach


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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Botanical macro-remains at Cerro Colorado, (a) fruits of Sarcomphalus mistol; (b) endocarps of Sarcomphalus mistol; (c) fruits and endocarps of Lithraea molloides; (d) seeds and endocarps of Prosopis sp,; (e) endocarps of Schinus cf, areira; (f) endocarp of Geoffroea decorticans; (g) kernel of Zea mays; (h) cotyledon of Phaseolus sp,; (i) grain of Chenopodium quinoa var quinoa; (j) seed of Amaranthus sp, Scale bar (a-h)=10 mm, Scale bar (i-j)=2 mm,
This inherent oil would add to the calorific value of the endocarp, a woody tissue already reported to have a high bio-carbon yield making it suitable for use as a fuel (Elfeel and Hindi, 2014).
The first stage encompasses full flower development through endocarp hardening, in which mitosis takes place during the first three weeks and then rapidly declines.
Butia and Parajubaea (Seubert 1998a) are very close to Jubaea in their morphologies, particularly their root anatomies and the presence of lateral pores in the endocarp (Gunn 2004).
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Role of warm stratification in promoting germination of seeds of Empetrum hermaphroditum (Empetraceae), a circumboreal species with a stony endocarp.