primine

[ prahy-min ]
/ ˈpraɪ mɪn /
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noun Botany.

the outer integument of an ovule.

Nearby words

  1. primer,
  2. primero,
  3. primers,
  4. primeval,
  5. primigravida,
  6. priming,
  7. primipara,
  8. primitive,
  9. primitive baptist,
  10. primitive cell

Compare secundine.

Origin of primine

1825–35; < Latin prīm(us) first (see prime) + -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for primine

primine

/ (ˈpraɪmɪn) /

noun

botany rare the integument surrounding an ovule or the outer of two such integumentsCompare secundine

Word Origin for primine

C19: via French from Latin prīmus first

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