[ prahy-min ]
/ ˈpraɪ mɪn /
the outer integument of an ovule.
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Words nearby primine
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Example sentences from the Web for primine
Within the primine lies the bony crustaceous secundine, which is quite loose, and seems as if it were independent of the primine.Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for primine
/ (ˈpraɪmɪn) /
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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