intine

noun
in·​tine | \ ˈin-ˌtēn How to pronounce intine (audio) \

Definition of intine

: the inner mostly cellulose wall of some spores and especially pollen grains

First Known Use of intine

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for intine

probably from German, from Latin intus within + New Latin in- fibrous tissue, from Greek in-, is tendon

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“Intine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intine. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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