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 (mĕz′ə-kärp′, mĕs′-)
The middle, usually fleshy layer of a fruit wall.

mes′o·car′pal adj.


(Botany) the middle layer of the pericarp of a fruit, such as the flesh of a peach


(ˈmɛz əˌkɑrp, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

the middle layer of pericarp, as the fleshy part of certain fruits.
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Noun1.mesocarp - the middle layer of a pericarpmesocarp - the middle layer of a pericarp  
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
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The second stage is characterized by slow growth of the mesocarp, cessation of general elongation and lignification of the endocarp.
FIGURE 1: Perianth, epicarp, mesocarp and pyrene (endocarp conjunction with almonds), constituent parts of the fruit of inaja (Attalea maripa (Aubl.
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The physical characteristics analyzed were: total fruit weight (MTF); weight of the external mesocarp (MME); number of putamens per fruit (NP); total weight of putamens (MTP); mean weight of putamens (MMP); total pulp weight (MTPL) and average pulp weight (MMPL) - evaluated in grams.
Plant material: Sheets (Ho), bark (Co), Flowers (FI), Pericarp (Pe), Mesocarp (Me), seeds (Se), digested material (Md).