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intine

[in-teen, -tahyn]
noun Botany.
  1. the inner coat of a spore, especially a pollen grain.
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Origin of intine

1825–35; < Latin int(us) within + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for intine

intine

noun
  1. the inner wall of a pollen grain or a sporeCompare exine
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Word Origin for intine

C19: from Latin intimus innermost + -ine 1
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