cutin

cut-in

[kuht-in]
noun
1.
Movies. a still, as of a scene or an object, inserted in a film and interrupting the action or continuity: We will insert a cut-in of the letter as she reads it.
2.
Radio and Television. a commercial or other announcement inserted by a local station into a network broadcast.
3.
the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.

Origin:
1880–85; noun use of verb phrase cut in

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cutin

[kyoo-tin]
noun
a transparent, waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants.

Origin:
1860–65; < Latin cut(is) skin, cutis + -in2

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cutin (ˈkjuːtɪn)
 
n
a waxy waterproof substance, consisting of derivatives of fatty acids, that is the main constituent of the plant cuticle
 
[C19: from Latin cutis skin + -in]

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cutin   (kyt'n)  Pronunciation Key 
A waxlike, water-repellent polyester consisting of fatty acids and aromatic compounds that occurs naturally in the walls of many plant cells. Cutin acts together with wax to form the cuticle, a barrier protecting the aboveground surfaces of plants from water loss and microbial attack.
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