That part of a fruit that is produced by thickening of the ovary wall. Composed of three layers, epicarp (skin), mesocarp (often fleshy) and endocarp (membranous or stony in the case of eg. plum).

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  • Pericarp — 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pericarp — pericarp. См. перикарпий. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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