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Jean-Jacques Favier
2012-10-27 13:51:13

Jean-Jacques Favier is a former CNES astronuoat that took to the skies on the STS-78 Columbia mission with NASA. He is also a French engineer. Favier was born in Kehl, Germany on April 13, 1949. He attended his grade school in Strasbourg, France. In 1971, Favier attended the Grenoble Institute of Technology where he received an engineering degree. Later in 1977, he earned a PhD from the...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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