pericarp

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noun peri·carp \ˈper-ə-ˌkärp\

Definition of pericarp

  1. :  the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary — see endocarp illustration

Origin and Etymology of pericarp

New Latin pericarpium, from Greek perikarpion pod, from peri- + -karpion -carp


First Known Use: 1759


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