[sek-uh n-dahyn, -din]
- the inner integument of an ovule.
Origin of secundine
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth
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- physiol a technical word for afterbirth
Word Origin for secundines
C14: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following; see second 1
- 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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"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.
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