testa

[tes-tuh]

Origin of testa

1790–1800; < New Latin, Latin; see test2
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testa

noun plural -tae (-tiː)
  1. a hard protective outer layer of the seeds of flowering plants; seed coat

Word Origin for testa

C18: from Latin: shell; see test ²
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testa

[tĕstə]
Plural testae (tĕstē′)
  1. See seed coat.
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