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cutaway of a peach


n. Botany
The outermost layer of the fruit wall. Also called epicarp.


(Botany) another name for epicarp


(ˈɛp ɪˌkɑrp)

the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits.
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Noun1.exocarp - outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grapeexocarp - 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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Antioxidant content and ascorbate metabolism in cherry tomato exocarp in relation to temperature and solar radiation.
5 mm wide; staminodes (5)6, anthers <1 mm long, sterile, filaments 1 mm long, free, inserted on edge of annular, papillose disk; ovary superior, 3-celled, style short, stigma 3-lobed, tiny; fruits subglobose, 3-angles, glabrous; exocarp 3-valved; pyrene one per fruit, covered all by a yellow-reddish pseudoaril; seeds one per fruit, rounded, 5-6 mm diameter, hilum with an irregular depression.
During the harvest period, the presence of the larvae of these beetles can be observed, because after consuming the seed, a channel through the lignified endocarp, mesocarp and exocarp is produced , after leaving the endocarp the larva fall to the ground to become pupa.
It consists of three layers -- the outside layer is called exocarp, the fibrous inside layer is called mesocarp and the thin woody layer surrounding the actual layer of coconut is the endocarp.
For the diameter, the middle part of the fruit was measured without exocarp with a caliper gauge (160 [+ o -] 0.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection: Inhibition by polysaccharide from Ginkgo biloba exocarp and mode of its action [J].
During the fruit development, the outer ovarian epidermis originates the exocarp, which remains unistratified, initially with cells radially elongated, with thin walls, dense content and visible nucleus in an intense anticlinal division in S.
Its yellow or orange fruit is a globose drupe and is approximately three centimeters in diameter with a thin exocarp and fibrous mesocarp, like a coconut with juicy, sweet flesh that surrounds a single seed (LORENZI et al.
The indehiscent fruit consists of a fibrous pulp encased within a tough exocarp, contains small seeds (ca.
Larvicidal activity of extracts of Ginkgo biloba exocarp for three different strains of Culex pipiens pallens," Journal of Medical Entomology, vol.
The exocarp and mesocarp were severely blackened and the infection penetrated deeper into the endocarp, evidenced by rotten segments and beans.