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Meaning of PERICARP

Pronunciation:  'peree`kârp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
 

PERICARP is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: seed vessel
 
 See Also: bur, burr, capsule, cover, covering, endocarp, epicarp, exocarp, natural covering, pit, seed, stone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"i*carp\, n. [Gr. ?; ? around + ? fruit: cf. F.
p['e]ricarpe.] (Bot.)
The ripened ovary; the walls of the fruit. See Illusts. of
{Capsule}, {Drupe}, and {Legume}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The wall of a fruit, developed from the ovary wall.
 

 

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