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intine

[ in-teen, -tahyn ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. the inner coat of a spore, especially a pollen grain.


intine

/ -taɪn; ˈɪntɪn; -tiːn /

noun

  1. the inner wall of a pollen grain or a spore Compare exine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of intine1

1825–35; < Latin int ( us ) within + -ine 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of intine1

C19: from Latin intimus innermost + -ine 1

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