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primine

[ prahy-min ]
/ ˈpraɪ mɪn /
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noun Botany.
the outer integument of an ovule.
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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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