cutin

noun (1)
cu·tin | \ ˈkyü-tᵊn \

Definition of cutin 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: an insoluble mixture containing waxes, fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material that forms a continuous layer on the outer epidermal wall of a plant

cut-in

noun (2)
\ ˈkət-ˌin \

Definition of cut-in (Entry 2 of 3)

: something cut in

cut in

verb

Definition of cut in (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another

2 : to join in something suddenly cut in on the conversation

3 : to interrupt a dancing couple and take one as one's partner

4 : to become automatically connected or started in operation waiting for the auxiliary motor to cut in

transitive verb

1 : to mix with cutting motions after sifting the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the lard in

2 : to introduce into a number, group, or sequence

3 : to connect into an electrical circuit to a mechanical apparatus so as to permit operation

4 : to include especially among those benefiting or favored cut them in on the profits

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Noun (2)

cut-in adjective

Examples of cutin in a Sentence

Verb

a stranger cut in with unsolicited advice on how we could fix our relationship

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Earth’s atmosphere has a habit of desiccating things, after all, so plants evolved something called cutin, a waxy barrier against the elements. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Amphiphilic Liquid Coating That Keeps Your Avocados Fresh," 21 June 2018 The scientists hypothesized that this new plastic-eating enzyme must have evolved from an older cutin-eating enzyme. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic," 17 Apr. 2018 After studying this bacteria, the researchers found the enzyme, which is similar to the enzyme many bacteria already use to break down a different chemical, called cutin. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Accidentally Find Enzyme to Break Down Plastic," 17 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Kim, who had missed the cut in 14 of 22 starts this season, followed that up with a 13-footer for birdie on the par-4 14th. BostonGlobe.com, "Robert Rock takes two-shot lead at Scottish Open," 14 July 2018 Pro golfer Steven Bowditch hasn’t made a cut in a PGA Tour event this year. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Pro golfer recruits a Twitter follower to caddie for him in upcoming PGA event," 10 July 2018 His involvement has been a bonus after being one of the last men to make the cut in Southgate’s squad. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "World Cup penalty shootout sent England player's wife into labor," 9 July 2018 Lopez, a three-time All-American for the Razorbacks, matched her career best by finishing at 8 under — doing so after missing the cut in her last two tournaments. Times Wire Reports, latimes.com, "Golf: Steve Stricker leads hometown PGA Tour Champions event," 23 June 2018 NBC Sports' Joe Prince-Wright had two outlooks for which cities would be chosen and Kansas City made the cut in both. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Kansas City's chance of being a 2026 World Cup host? Opinions vary widely," 21 June 2018 Koepka is especially appreciative of this good thing because he was sidelined for four months by a wrist injury, only returning in May and missing the cut in a team event in New Orleans. Washington Post, "Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win," 18 June 2018 Koepka is especially appreciative of this good thing because he was sidelined for four months by a wrist injury, only returning in May and missing the cut in a team event in New Orleans. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "Brooks Koepka's golf legacy secured after 2nd straight US Open win," 18 June 2018 Day two: Tiger Woods was looking to make amends for a poor opening round but the three-time champion slipped further back with a 72 and is set to miss the cut in his first US Open since 2015. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "US Open: Tiger Woods set to miss cut, Dustin Johnson leads at Shinnecock," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of cutin

Noun (1)

circa 1872, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1883, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1612, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for cutin

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin cutis

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