Pericarp vs Endosperm - What's the difference?

pericarp | endosperm |


As nouns the difference between pericarp and endosperm

is that pericarp is (botany) the outermost layer, or skin, of a ripe fruit or ovary while endosperm is (biology) tissue surrounding the embryo of flowering plant seeds, that provides nutrition to the developing embryo; usually triploid.

pericarp

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (botany) The outermost layer, or skin, of a ripe fruit or ovary.
  • (rare, figurative) The outer layer of any thing.
  • * 1974 , (Guy Davenport), Tatlin! :
  • He learned, afternoon after afternoon, how to edge her into delicious frenzies, how to tremble the clitoris, pericarp , and tip.

    Anagrams

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    endosperm

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biology) tissue surrounding the embryo of flowering plant seeds, that provides nutrition to the developing embryo; usually triploid
  • Derived terms

    * endospermic