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primine

[prahy-min] /ˈpraɪ mɪn/
noun, Botany
1.
the outer integument of an ovule.
Compare secundine.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin prīm(us) first (see prime) + -ine2
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primine

/ˈpraɪmɪn/
noun
1.
(botany, rare) the integument surrounding an ovule or the outer of two such integuments Compare secundine
Word Origin
C19: via French from Latin prīmus first
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