exo·​carp ˈek-sō-ˌkärp How to pronounce exocarp (audio)
plural exocarps
: the outermost layer of the pericarp of a fruit : epicarp see endocarp illustration

Examples of exocarp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The smooth, green, outermost layer is called the exocarp. Elsbeth Sites, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2014

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First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exocarp was in 1835

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“Exocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exocarp. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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