- the outer integument of an ovule.
Origin of primine
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Within the primine lies the bony crustaceous secundine, which is quite loose, and seems as if it were independent of the primine.
- 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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