noun Botany.

the outer integument of an ovule.

Compare secundine.

Origin of primine

1825–35; < Latin prīm(us) first (see prime) + -ine2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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