Definition of Exocarp

1. Noun. Outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits as the skin of a peach or grape.

Exact synonyms: Epicarp
Generic synonyms: Pericarp, Seed Vessel
Derivative terms: Epicarpal



Definition of Exocarp

1. n. The outer portion of a fruit, as the flesh of a peach or the rind of an orange. See Illust. of Drupe.

Definition of Exocarp

1. Noun. (biology) The outermost layer of the pericarp of fruits; the skin or epicarp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exocarp

1. the epicarp [n -S] - See also: epicarp

Medical Definition of Exocarp

1. The outer layer or skin of a pericarp. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exocarp

exoatmospheric
exoatmospherically
exobiological
exobiologically
exobiologies
exobiologist
exobiologists
exobiology
exobiotic
exocannibal
exocannibalism
exocannibals
exocardia
exocardiac
exocardial
exocarp (current term)
exocarps
exoccipital
exoccipital bone
exocellular
exocelomic membrane
exocentric
exocentricity
exocervix
exocharmic
exocoelomic
exocoelomic cavity
exocoetus
exocon
exocons

Literary usage of Exocarp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Elements of Vegetable Histology by Charles William Ballard (1921)
"exocarp Tissues.—As seen in transverse section, the exocarp in this type of ... On surface view the exocarp appears to be composed of colored polygonal or ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"These "fibers" may be easily separated from one another, and from the enclosing exocarp, except at their lower ends, where they are conjoined with the ..."

3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"Each consists of a coarse, fibrous exocarp, which contributes to the buoyancy of the fruit in water, and thus leads to the wide distribution of this palm on ..."

4. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1888)
"The outer (exocarp, Fig. 2, b) is the firmer and more compact, ... The exocarp shrinks into a mere line and sometimes separates from the endocarp like the ..."

5. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Drupe with pulpy exocarp ; leaves not fascicled. 1. PRUNUS. Drupe with almost dry exocarp, pubescent; leaves fascicled. 1. PRUNUS L. PLUMS, CHERRIES. 2. ..."

6. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"But in s'bnie stone-fruits (ie, with indurated endocarp and fleshy exocarp), such as those of Almond (Fig. 640) and Hickory, the barely fleshy exocarp or ..."

7. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"In these cases the exocarp is fleshy, baccate or thin. There are many familiar instances where the fruit breaks up into four nutlets, or fewer by abortion, ..."

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