Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A waxlike, water-repellent material present in the walls of some plant cells and forming the cuticle, which covers the epidermis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun According to Frémy, a peculiar modification of cellulose contained in the epidermis of leaves, petals, and fruits, together with ordinary cellulose, and forming the cuticle or cuticular layers. Cutin exhibits under the microscope the aspect of an amorphous perforated film.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Plant Physiol.) A waxy substance containing fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material which, combined with cellulose, forms a substance nearly impervious to water and constituting the cuticle in plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids that is the main constituent of plant cuticle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin cutis, skin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots + –in.]

Examples

  • The epidermis is usually a single layer of cells that secretes several surface coatings, including a fatty material called cutin, and wax long molecules made by joining fatty acids with alcohols, which is what makes many fruits naturally take a shine.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The epidermis is usually a single layer of cells that secretes several surface coatings, including a fatty material called cutin, and wax long molecules made by joining fatty acids with alcohols, which is what makes many fruits naturally take a shine.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Your dining experience would benefit from a trip to Campestre Alemán, a little German restaurant in Arócutin which is located before Erongaricuaro after leaving Pátzcuaro heading for the back side of the Lake.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Your dining experience would benefit from a trip to Campestre Alemán, a little German restaurant in Arócutin which is located before Erongaricuaro after leaving Pátzcuaro heading for the back side of the Lake.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Your dining experience would benefit from a trip to Campestre Alemán, a little German restaurant in Arócutin which is located before Erongaricuaro after leaving Pátzcuaro heading for the back side of the Lake.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Your dining experience would benefit from a trip to Campestre Alemán, a little German restaurant in Arócutin which is located before Erongaricuaro after leaving Pátzcuaro heading for the back side of the Lake.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Your dining experience would benefit from a trip to Campestre Alemán, a little German restaurant in Arócutin which is located before Erongaricuaro after leaving Pátzcuaro heading for the back side of the Lake.

    Michoacan Redux

  • Your dining experience would benefit from a trip to Campestre Alemán, a little German restaurant in Arócutin which is located before Erongaricuaro after leaving Pátzcuaro heading for the back side of the Lake.

    Michoacan Redux

  • So, those pushing for a 1 percent cutin interest rates have got their wish - and then some.

    Now that's a cut

  • The Bank has just announced a 1.5 percent cutin base rates, bringing them down to 3 percent.

    Now that's a cut

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