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seed coat

noun, Botany.
the outer integument of a seed.
Origin of seed coat
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The end which almost touches the seed coat is caulicle, the other end belongs to the solitary cotyledon.

British Dictionary definitions for seed coat

seed coat

the nontechnical name for testa
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seed coat in Science
seed coat  
The outer protective covering of a seed. The seed coat develops from the integument of the ovule. Also called testa.
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