exocarp


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exocarp

[′ek·sō‚kärp]
(botany)
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After the occurrence of the exocarp disruption and the split between the lateral bundles and along the septum, occurs a transverse disruption of the septum near to the ventral bundles.
The exocarp and mesocarp are fused and anatomically indistinguishable one from another (Fig.
As the pericarp nears ripening (Figures 2A, B and C), the exocarp is uniseriate and consists of polyhedral cells with straight anticlinal walls, and thick outer periclinal walls.
The outermost layer is called the exocarp, the middle layer is the mesocarp, and the inner layer, the endocarp.
To ensure that the seeds develop unscathed, a tomato's exocarp (outer skin) forms a barrier to hungry insects.
The mesocarp oriented at a 90[degrees] angle to the exocarp cells provokes tensions at the time of drying and subsequent pod opening in Lotus (Young et al.
A second, potentially anomalous radiocarbon date was obtained on exocarp fragments of wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) collected from the base of Feature 1, drain WD3 (ANU 9487, 2450 [+ or -] 200 BP, Muke and Mandui this issue).
The thin outer skin is the exocarp, the fleshy part of the fruit is the mesocarp, and the hard pit is the endocarp.
Popular medicine in South America uses the macerated exocarp of the avocado's fruit, either macerated or in powder, as a vermifuge, and the leaves and bark as antihelminthic, emmenagogic and antiperiodic, and the liquid extract of the seed as a remedy for neuralgia and rheumatic pains.
2) As frequently and loosely used, a drupe with relatively thin fleshy exocarp and a large stone (pyrene), or the pyrene itself, as the walnut (Juglans) and hickory nut (Carya).
The pooled exocarp and mesocarp layers (exo/mesocarp), and endocarps were pulverized separately.