secundine

[ sek-uh n-dahyn, -din ]
/ ˈsɛk ənˌdaɪn, -dɪn /

noun Botany.

the inner integument of an ovule.
Compare primine.

Origin of secundine

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth
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British Dictionary definitions for secundines (1 of 2)

secundines

/ (ˈsɛkənˌdaɪnz, sɪˈkʌndɪnz) /

pl n

physiol a technical word for afterbirth

Word Origin for secundines

C14: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following; see second 1

British Dictionary definitions for secundines (2 of 2)

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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Medicine definitions for secundines

secundines

[ sē-kŭndīnz′, sĕkən-dīnz′ ]

pl.n.

afterbirth
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