How to use seed coat in a sentence
The seed itself, which is contained within the testa or seed-coat, consists essentially of the young plant or embryo.An Elementary Text-book of the Microscope | John William Griffith
Seed large; the apex or radicular extremity of the seed-coat separable as an operculum or lid (as in Cabomba, etc.).
There is a small deposit of nourishment between the seed-coat and the embryo: this may for the present be left out of the account.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
The end which almost touches the seed coat is caulicle, the other end belongs to the solitary cotyledon.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
During maturation the accumulation of carbon dioxide is due to the seed-coat becoming impermeable to it.The Annual Register 1914 | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for seed coat
the nontechnical name for testa
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Scientific definitions for seed coat
The outer protective covering of a seed. The seed coat develops from the integument of the ovule. Also called testa
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