[sek-uhn-dahyn, -din]
noun Botany.
the inner integument of an ovule.
Compare primine.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth Unabridged
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secundine (ˈsɛkənˌdaɪn, -dɪn)
rare botany one of the two integuments surrounding the ovule of a plant
[C17: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following + -ine. See second1]

secundines (ˈsɛkənˌdaɪnz, sɪˈkʌndɪnz)
pl n
physiol a technical word for afterbirth
[C14: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following; see second1]

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secundines se·cun·dines (sē-kŭn'dīnz', sěk'ən-dīnz')
See afterbirth.

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