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secundine

[sek-uh n-dahyn, -din] /ˈsɛk ənˌdaɪn, -dɪn/
noun, Botany
1.
the inner integument of an ovule.
Compare primine.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin secundīnae (plural) afterbirth
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British Dictionary definitions for secundines

secundines

/ˈsɛkənˌdaɪnz; sɪˈkʌndɪnz/
plural noun
1.
(physiol) a technical word for afterbirth
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following; see second1

secundine

/ˈsɛkənˌdaɪn; -dɪn/
noun
1.
(botany, rare) one of the two integuments surrounding the ovule of a plant
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin secundīnae, from Latin secundus following + -ine. See second1
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Word Origin and History for secundines

secundine

n.

"afterbirth," from Late Latin secundinae (plural), from Latin secundae "the afterbirth," shortened from secundae membranae, literally "the second membranes," from secundus "second" (see second (adj.)). Related: Secundines.

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secundines in Medicine

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

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