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In the medlar the core (or true pericarp) is of a stony hardness, while the outer succulent covering is open at the summit.

Dehiscent—the pericarp splits to allow the escape of the seeds—generally many-seeded.

Pericarp generally differentiated into distinct layers, one of which is succulent or fibrous.

In an orthotropal seed attached to the base of the pericarp it is superior, as also in a suspended anatropal seed.

Pericarp woody, dehiscent at the tip by 2–4 valves; contains 1–4 seeds, slightly orbiculate, coriaceous.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pericarp, such as: carapace, carcass, case, chassis, crust, and frame.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.