secundine

secundine

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


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth

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secundine (ˈsɛkənˌdaɪn, -dɪn)
 
n
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]

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