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(ˈɛpɪˌkɑːp) or


(Botany) the outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits: forms the skin of a peach or grape
[C19: from French épicarpe, from epi- + Greek karpos fruit]
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(ˈɛp ɪˌkɑrp)

the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits.
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Noun1.epicarp - outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grapeepicarp - outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
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Fruits are edible, in the glabrous form of a rounded berry around two inches long, greenish, turning to dark purple or almost black in maturation, of sparsely carnosus epicarp, involving a very hard lump, provided with albumen White, hard and oily and the seeds can be extracted oil or be made tea, which can be used as energetic (BEZERRA, 2013).
Beneficial effects of Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standley fruit epicarp in animal models.
The fruit of baru (Dipteryx alata Vogel) is about 4-5 cm in length, ovoid, with coriaceous epicarp, mesocarp of dark and spongy pulp and woody endocarp, has a seed that is about 2-2.5 cm long, ellipsoid and has a light brown color and shiny appearance.
The fruit has a red epicarp surrounding the mesocarp consisting of a white layer, with tasty pulp and high nutritional value (Bhoopat et al.
Tripathi, "Effects of Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck epicarp essential oil on growth and morphogenesis of Aspergillus niger (L.) Van Tieghem," Microbiological Research, vol.
I- perianth; II- pericarp, e- epicarp, E-endocarp, 5- point of insertion of perianth, 6-receptical transformed into elaiosome which juts out into the space among the carpels (see diagram B) in the form of rounded mases of tissue, v- vascular bundle.
It consists of a thin fragile yellowish brown skin (epicarp), covering a light to dark brown sticky pulp that is sweet in taste (the edible portion of the fruit).
FIGURE 1: Perianth, epicarp, mesocarp and pyrene (endocarp conjunction with almonds), constituent parts of the fruit of inaja (Attalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart).
Grains are easily determined by comparing them to a reference collection of epidermis and epicarp are identified in comparison with references collection of epidermis made thanks to species of known plants.