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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The embryonic sac of an ovule, sometimes regarded as an innermost fifth integument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The embryonic sac of an ovule, sometimes regarded as an innermost fifth integument. Cf. quartine, and tercine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, an alleged fifth coat of an ovule, counting from the outermost. Compare quartine.

Etymologies

Latin quintus, "fifth". (Wiktionary)

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