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Meaning of pericarp

per•i•carp

Pronunciation: (per'i-kärp"), [key]
— n. Bot.
  1. the walls of a ripened ovary or fruit, sometimes consisting of three layers, the epicarp, mesocarp, and endocarp.
  2. a membranous envelope around the cystocarp of red algae.
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