Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a supposed third coat of an ovule, really a layer of the primine or secundine, or the secundine itself.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A cellular layer derived from the nucleus of an ovule and surrounding the embryo sac. Cf. quintine.
- French, from Latin tertius the third. (Wiktionary)
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