intine

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noun in·tine \ˈin-ˌtēn\

Definition of intine

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

Origin and Etymology of intine

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


First Known Use: 1835


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