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cutin

[ kyoo-tin ]

noun

  1. a transparent, waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants.


cutin

/ ˈkjuːtɪn /

noun

  1. a waxy waterproof substance, consisting of derivatives of fatty acids, that is the main constituent of the plant cuticle


cutin

/ kyo̅o̅tn /

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of cutin1

1860–65; < Latin cut ( is ) skin, cutis + -in 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cutin1

C19: from Latin cutis skin + -in

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Example Sentences

These animations, from the victory celebrations to the cut-in reactions characters would have at board events, served no functional purpose other than to slow down the game.

Due to the presence of cutin in the cell walls, epidermis is last to be digested.

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