[per-i-kahrp] /ˈpɛr ɪˌkɑrp/
the walls of a ripened ovary or fruit, sometimes consisting of three layers, the epicarp, mesocarp, and endocarp.
a membranous envelope around the cystocarp of red algae.
the part of a fruit enclosing the seeds that develops from the wall of the ovary
a layer of tissue around the reproductive bodies of some algae and fungi
The tissue that arises from the ripened ovary wall of a fruit; the fruit wall. In fleshy fruits, the pericarp can often be divided into the exocarp, the mesocarp, and the endocarp. For example, in a peach, the skin is the exocarp, the yellow flesh is the mesocarp, while the stone or pit surrounding the seed represents the endocarp.
pericementitis per·i·ce·men·ti·tis (pěr’ĭ-sē’měn-tī’tĭs) n. Periodontitis. No longer in technical use.
[per-ee-si-men-tuh m] /ˌpɛr i sɪˈmɛn təm/ noun, Dentistry. 1. .
/ˈpɛrɪˌsɛntə/ noun 1. the point in an elliptical orbit that is nearest to the centre of mass of the system
[per-uh-sen-ter] /ˈpɛr əˌsɛn tər/ noun, Astronomy. 1. the point at which a heavenly body orbiting around a primary other than the earth or sun is closest to the primary.