- a transparent, waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants.
Origin of cutin
- Movies. a still, as of a scene or an object, inserted in a film and interrupting the action or continuity: We will insert a cut-in of the letter as she reads it.
- Radio and Television. a commercial or other announcement inserted by a local station into a network broadcast.
- the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.
Origin of cut-in
First recorded in 1880–85; noun use of verb phrase cut in
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Related Words for cutinfee, taste, chunk, juice, ante, slice, end, pay, bite, cut, percentage, bonus, stipend, discount, royalty, payment, salary, compensation, indemnity, piece
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Historical Examples of cutin
Due to the presence of cutin in the cell walls, epidermis is last to be digested.
- a waxy waterproof substance, consisting of derivatives of fatty acids, that is the main constituent of the plant cuticle
Word Origin for cutin
C19: from Latin cutis skin + -in
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- A waxlike, water-repellent polyester consisting of fatty acids and aromatic compounds that occurs naturally in the walls of many plant cells. Cutin acts together with wax to form the cuticle, a barrier protecting the aboveground surfaces of plants from water loss and microbial attack.
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