Definition of testa
testaeplay \-ˌtē, -ˌtī\
: the hard external coating or integument of a seed
Recent Examples of testa from the Web
DeMaria reminded the board that alternate testa are supposed to look different and have different results.
The testa makes no effort to disguise its origins as a pig’s head.
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Origin and Etymology of testa
New Latin, from Latin, shell
First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
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