The innermost layer of the pericarp which surrounds a seed in a fruit. It may be membranous (as in apples) or woody (as in the stone of a peach or cherry).
- 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.
- Example sentences
- These plants could represent a good opportunity to observe gene expression in a perennial crop and the management of resistance against an endocarpic insect.
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