The innermost layer of the pericarp that surrounds a seed in a fruit. It may be membranous (as in apples) or woody (as in the stone of a peach or cherry).
More example sentences
- The fruits usually bear two or three seeds that are covered by an endocarp that opens when the fruit pulp is removed.
- Surface deposits are covering materials on seed coats and are apparently derived from the endocarp.
- The seed is enclosed in a hard endocarp.
Definition of endocarp in:
- The British & World English dictionary