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- n. The outer, protective layer of the seed of a flowering plant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The skin or coat of a seed, especially the outer coat. See testa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the testa or outer integument of a seed. The figure shows the episperm, the endopleura, and the endosperm.
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- n. 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.