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noun Botany.
the outer integument of a seed.
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Origin of seed coat

First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for seed coat

seed coat

noun
the nontechnical name for testa
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Scientific definitions for seed coat

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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