intine

noun

in·​tine ˈin-ˌtēn How to pronounce intine (audio)
: the inner mostly cellulose wall of some spores and especially pollen grains

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intine was in 1835

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“Intine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intine. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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