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Meaning of "pericarp" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PERICARP

Via French from New Latin pericarpium.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PERICARP

pericarp  [ˈpɛrɪˌkɑːp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERICARP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pericarp is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PERICARP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fruit anatomy

Fruit anatomy is the internal structure of fruit, the mature ovary or ovaries from one or more flowers. In fleshy fruits, the outer and often edible layer is the pericarp, which is the tissue that develops from the ovary wall of the flower and surrounds the seeds. In some seemingly pericarp fruits, the edible portion is not derived from the ovary. For example, in the fruit of the ackee tree, the edible portion is an aril; and in the pineapple several tissues from the flower and stem are involved. A cavity inside the fruit that contain the ovules or seeds is called a cell.

Definition of pericarp in the English dictionary

The definition of pericarp in the dictionary is the part of a fruit enclosing the seeds that develops from the wall of the ovary. Other definition of pericarp is a layer of tissue around the reproductive bodies of some algae and fungi.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERICARP


anthocarp
ˈænθəʊˌkɑːp
apocarp
ˈæpəˌkɑːp
archicarp
ˈɑːkɪˌkɑːp
ascocarp
ˈæskəˌkɑːp
autocarp
ˈɔːtəʊˌkɑːp
basidiocarp
bæˈsɪdɪəʊˌkɑːp
dipterocarp
ˈdɪptərəʊˌkɑːp
endocarp
ˈɛndəˌkɑːp
epicarp
ˈɛpɪˌkɑːp
exocarp
ˈɛksəʊˌkɑːp
mericarp
ˈmɛrɪˌkɑːp
mesocarp
ˈmɛsəʊˌkɑːp
podocarp
ˈpɒdəʊˌkɑːp
Polycarp
ˈpɒlɪˌkɑːp
pseudocarp
ˈsjuːdəʊˌkɑːp
pyrenocarp
paɪˈriːnəˌkɑːp
rhizocarp
ˈraɪzəʊˌkɑːp
sarcocarp
ˈsɑːkəʊˌkɑːp
schizocarp
ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp
sporocarp
ˈspɔːrəʊˌkɑːp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERICARP

pericardia
pericardiac
pericardial
pericardian
pericarditic
pericarditis
pericardium
pericarpial
pericarpic
pericenter
pericentral
pericentre
pericentric
perichaetial
perichaetium
perichondral
perichondria
perichondrial
perichondrium
perichoresis

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERICARP

achaenocarp
carp
counterscarp
cremocarp
crucian carp
cystocarp
dip-and-scarp
escarp
mirror carp
monocarp
procarp
scarp
syncarp

Synonyms and antonyms of pericarp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pericarp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERICARP

Find out the translation of pericarp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pericarp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pericarp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

果皮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pericarpio
570 millions of speakers

English

pericarp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القشرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

перикарпий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pericarpo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফলত্বক্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

péricarpe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pericarp
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Perikarp
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

果皮
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

과피
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pericarp
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vỏ trái cây
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pericarp
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेरिअरप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

perikarp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pericarpo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

owocnia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перікарпій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pericarp
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περικάρπιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opperhuid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

perikarp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pericarp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pericarp

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERICARP»

The term «pericarp» is regularly used and occupies the 68.445 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERICARP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pericarp

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERICARP»

Discover the use of pericarp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pericarp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Corn: Origin, History, Technology, and Production
A corn averaging 300 mg/seed, 1 .3 g/cm' density, test weight of 60 lb/bushel, a hardness value of less than 40 by the TADD, and easily removed pericarp with outstanding grain yields and agronomic properties would be ideal. The majority of ...
C. Wayne Smith, Javier Betrán, Edward C. A. Runge, 2004
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Snack Foods Processing
The popcorn industry carefully controls kernel damage because popping percentage is the most important quality criterion. 8. PROPERTIES OF CORN FOR ALKALINE COOKING 8.1. PERICARP/HULL REMOVAL Pericarp thickness and ease ...
Edmund W. Lusas, Lloyd W. Rooney, 2001
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Rice in Laos
S. Appa Rao, J.M. Schiller, C. Bounphanousay, P. Inthapanya, and M.T. Jackson Rice varieties with colored pericarp (other than white and red) are usually called “ black rice” by the farmers of Laos. Black rice varieties have been reported from ...
‎2006
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Plant Systematics
The term pericarp (rind, in the vernacular) is used for the fruit wall, derived from the mature ovary wall. The pericarp is sometimes divisible into layers: endocarp, mesocarp, and exocarp (see fleshy fruit types, discussed later). Fruit types are ...
Michael G. Simpson, 2011
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Tomatoes
Fruit morphology and anatomy Botanically, a tomato fruit is a berry consisting of seeds within a fleshy pericarp developed from an ovary. Fruits of the cultivated species (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) have two to several carpels and final ...
Ep Heuvelink, 2005
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Advances in Rice Genetics
Pericarp color is an important trait that influences the market value of rice. Rice with white pericarp is preferred in the world market, but rice with red pericarp is also popular in other parts of the world. Unlike in most states of India, red rice is ...
Gurdev S. Khush, Darshan S. Brar, Bill Hardy, 2003
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Handbook of Cereal Science and Technology, Second Edition, ...
APPEARANCE OF SORGHUM GRAIN AND ITS GENETICS Pericarp color, pericarp thickness, presence of the pigmented testa and endosperm, and testa and glume color are the main genetic factors affecting grain appearance [84].
Karel Kulp, 2000
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The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts
There are large intercultivar differences in the ratio of pericarp:locular tissues (Fig . S.16). Firm—fruited varieties that are essential for mechanical harvest have thicker walls and a greater proportion of pericarp tissue. Thick—walled, high ...
Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull, 2008
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Seeds Handbook: Processing And Storage
Species Location of inhibitor Nature of inhibitora Acer nequndo Pericarp Possibly ABA Aegilops ovata Hull A monoepoxylignanolide A rena sativa Hull Unknown Beta vulgaris Pericarp Various phenolic acids, possibly ABA. cis-4- cyclohexene-  ...
Babasaheb B. Desai, 2004
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Plants in Agriculture
In the case of an inferior ovary the pericarp is derived partially from the receptacle which surrounds the ovary. The pericarp may be of almost any texture from soft and succulent as in the grape or tomato to hard and stony as in the hazel nut.
James C. Forbes, Drennan Watson, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERICARP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pericarp is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nyaruguru Passion Fruit Farmers Seek Support to Boost Production
The disease renders the fruit distorted and the pericarp hard and thick, with no juice inside. The cooperative had 25 members at inception, but ... «AllAfrica.com, Jun 15»
2
Innovations leading to H&W product development
The drink is made from pericarp (rind) of the mangosteen fruit, and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory features. Thailand-based Tipco has ... «fnbnews.com, Jun 15»
3
Congaree Milling Co.'s Hominy Grits Turn Up the Corn Flavor
The process softens the kernel, removes the coarse coating (called pericarp) from the outside of the kernel and frees up the nutrition in the corn. «Free Times, May 15»
4
Snacking on success with popcorn venture
... up of three components: the germ, endosperm and pericarp (also know ... from other types of maize/corn in that is has a thicker pericarp/hull. «Agri News, May 15»
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Transcriptome changes in Fusarium verticillioides caused by …
Afterwards, the kernels were crushed slightly to disrupt the pericarp, and approximately 7 g of kernels (10–12 kernels) were placed in glass ... «BMC Blogs Network, Apr 15»
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Why cereal lovers won't be giving up their two-star Coco-Pops
... and pericarp would have been thinking, "Why they hell have I been eating this reconstituted​ cardboard product," or something to that effect. «The Age, Apr 15»
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UV-C treatments extend shelf life
After fruit peduncles and seeds were removed and the pericarp was cut, sticks were rapidly cooled to 10°C and then irradiated under a bank of ... «FreshPlaza, Apr 15»
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Herbal Cocktail for Drug-Resistant Malaria
"According to (Oparaocha and Okorie, 2009) aqueous extracts of the stem bark, fruit pericarp, seeds and leaves of Pentaclethra macrophylla ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Xango juice: superfood or superscam?
18 bioactive xanthones (polyphenolic compounds) have been isolated from the mangosteen fruit and 60 from the pericarp (rind), which may be ... «Health24, Feb 15»
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Struggling To Change a Habit? This May Explain Why
... mate otherwise permutable pericarp hypnotized is an perpetually smirk smiter pernicious perpetrator statue has demolished structure ok. «Pulse, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pericarp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pericarp>. Apr 2020 ».
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