sporopollenin

noun
spo·​ro·​pol·​len·​in | \ ˌspȯr-ə-ˈpä-lə-nən How to pronounce sporopollenin (audio) \

Definition of sporopollenin

: a relatively chemically inert polymer that makes up the outer layer of pollen grains and some spores

First Known Use of sporopollenin

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sporopollenin

International Scientific Vocabulary spor- + pollen + -in entry 1

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“Sporopollenin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporopollenin. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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