Definitions

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  • n. The second coat, or integument, of an ovule, lying within the primine.
  • n. The afterbirth, or placenta and membranes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The second coat, or integument, of an ovule, lying within the primine.
  • n. The afterbirth, or placenta and membranes; -- generally used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The afterbirth; what remains in the womb to be extruded after the birth of the fetus, being the fetal envelops, placenta, and part of the navel-string: generally used in the plural.
  • n. In botany, the second (or inner) coat or integument of an ovule, lying within the primine.

Etymologies

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Compare French secondine.

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