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secundine

[ sek-uhn-dahyn, -din ]
/ ˈsɛk ənˌdaɪn, -dɪn /
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noun Botany.
the inner integument of an ovule.
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Origin of secundine

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth
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British Dictionary definitions for secundine

secundine
/ (ˈsɛkənˌdaɪn, -dɪn) /

noun
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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