Definition of pericarpium in English:

pericarpium

noun

Botany
  • Pericarp.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From post-classical Latin pericarpium from ancient Greek περικάρπιον pod, husk, shell from περι- + καρπός fruit + -ιον, neuter of -ιος, suffix forming adjectives.

Pronunciation

pericarpium

/ˌpɛrɪˈkɑːpɪəm/