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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]


(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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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.
A sequential extraction scheme, therefore, needs to be further developed in order to recover oil, protein and sapogenins of the kernel, sapogenins of the mesocarp and epicarp as well as other little-characterized components of the fruit implicated in some biological activities of potential use.
FIGURE 1: Perianth, epicarp, mesocarp and pyrene (endocarp conjunction with almonds), constituent parts of the fruit of inaja (Attalea maripa (Aubl.
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.
Initially, seedlings underwent the removal of both epicarp and mesocarp from the coconut seed, of greater protuberance, to increase hydration.
Bioactivity of diosmetin glycosides isolated from the epicarp of date fruits, Phoenix dactylifera, on the biochemical profile of alloxan diabetic male rats.
indica can be at least partly explained by the density of laticiferous ducts present on the epicarp and mesocarp of the fruit, which has a toxic effect on eggs and larvae, as shown by Joel (1980, 1981) for C.
During fruit ripening, the epicarp is dark green with light lenticels and becomes dark purple to black, slightly glaucous at full maturity (Kubitzki & Renner, 1982).
Andira inermis), low nutritional value, an extremely hard or tough epicarp or characteristics more adapted to bird or bat dispersal.