from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, the testa or outer integument of a seed. The figure shows the episperm, the endopleura, and the endosperm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) The skin or coat of a seed, especially the outer coat. See
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- noun botany The outer, protective layer of the
seedof a flowering plant
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- noun protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants
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Under this tegument is found a very thin, colorless membrane, which, with the testa or episperm, forms two per cent. of the weight of the wheat.