- the inner integument of an ovule.
Origin of secundine
Examples from the Web for secundine
Historical Examples of secundine
Eventually the end of the thin brittle primine breaks like an eggshell and the secundine falls out.
The third thing which makes up the secundine in the alantois, of which there is a great dispute amongst anatomists.
- botany rare one of the two integuments surrounding the ovule of a plant
Word Origin for secundine
Word Origin and History for secundine
"afterbirth," from Late Latin secundinae (plural), from Latin secundae "the afterbirth," shortened from secundae membranae, literally "the second membranes," from secundus "second" (see second (adj.)). Related: Secundines.