primine

primine

[prahy-min]
noun Botany.
the outer integument of an ovule.
Compare secundine.


Origin:
1825–35; < Latin prīm(us) first (see prime) + -ine2

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primine (ˈpraɪmɪn)
 
n
rare botany Compare secundine the integument surrounding an ovule or the outer of two such integuments
 
[C19: via French from Latin prīmus first]

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