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English definition of “pericarp”

pericarp

noun [C usually sing] uk   /ˈper.ɪ.kɑːp/ us    /-kɑːrp/ specialized
the layer that develops from the ovary wall around the seed of a plant after it is fertilized and forms the skin and flesh of the fruit
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