[ sek-uhn-dahyn, -din ]
/ ˈsɛk ənˌdaɪn, -dɪn /
the inner integument of an ovule.
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Origin of secundine
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth
Words nearby secundine
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Example sentences from the Web for secundine
Eventually the end of the thin brittle primine breaks like an eggshell and the secundine falls out.Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
The third thing which makes up the secundine in the alantois, of which there is a great dispute amongst anatomists.
British Dictionary definitions for secundine
/ (ˈsɛkənˌdaɪn, -dɪn) /
botany rare one of the two integuments surrounding the ovule of a plant
Word Origin for secundine
C17: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following + -ine . See second 1
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