Definition of Epicarp

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

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



Definition of Epicarp

1. Noun. (botany) Exocarp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epicarp

1. the outer layer of a pericarp [n -S]

Medical Definition of Epicarp

1. The outer layer of the wall of a fruit, the 'skin'. (15 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicarp

epicanthic
epicanthic fold
epicanthus
epicanthus palpebralis
epicanthus supraciliaris
epicanthus tarsalis
epicardia
epicardiac
epicardial
epicardial fat sign
epicardially
epicardium
epicaricacy
epicarican
epicarp (current term)
epicarpal
epicarps
epicatechin
epicede
epicedes
epicedia
epicedial
epicedium
epicellular
epicene pronoun
epicene pronouns
epicenes
epicenism

Literary usage of Epicarp

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

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Referring to the covering of fruits: spec. integument, peel, rind, epicarp (tech.), jacket (colloq. or slang), parings (pi.); see HULL, BARK. 4. ..."

2. Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis: Containing Abridged by Robert Wight, George Arnott Walker Arnott (1834)
"... fruit : disk of the ovary pubescent or hairy: epicarp rather dry : cocci between bony and crustaceans, opening on their inner face. Flowers corymbose. ..."

3. Forest flora of British Burma by Sulpice Kurz (1877)
"Drupes fibrous- woody, with a fleshy epicarp, arranged into compact heads, free or united into bundles, usually angular-pyramidal, 1-seeded, ..."

4. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"Leaflets 9-13, lanceolate, acuminate, slightly serrate, smooth; fruit roundish, 4-ribbed ; epicarp thin, 4 parted to the base; nut compressed, thin-shelled, ..."

5. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"epicarp 4-valved, disclosing a smooth, even nut. Jj Timber very strong. ... 4, 5 * Valves of the epicarp united below. Bark continuous, firm. Nos. ..."

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