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A waxlike, water-repellent material present in the walls of some plant cells and forming the cuticle, which covers the epidermis.

[Latin cutis, skin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots + -in.]


(Botany) a waxy waterproof substance, consisting of derivatives of fatty acids, that is the main constituent of plant cuticle
[C19: from Latin cutis skin + -in]


1. the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.
2. something inserted into another thing.


(ˈkyu tɪn)

a transparent waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants.
[1860–65; < Latin cut(is) skin, cutis + -in1]
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Noun1.cutin - (biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids
biochemistry - the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms; the effort to understand biology within the context of chemistry
plant material, plant substance - material derived from plants
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5millionpassengers, despite theroute being cutin September.
ADF is a portion of the plant fiber that includes cellulose, lignin and cutin while NDF also includes hemicellulose.
The epidermal cells possess thick and lignified tangential and radial walls as well as the outer tangential walls covered by cutin like-deposition (Fig.
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Design and scale up a prototype processing plant for the extraction of cutin from tomato skins;
3) was characterised by a dominant signal at 21 ppm and a shoulder at 29 ppm (combined 29%, Table 3) from alkyl C, which can be ascribed to aliphatic structures in fatty acids, lipids, waxes, cutan, suberan, cutin and suberin (Tegclaar et al.
Cuticle composed of cutin, waxes, and possibly polysaccharides accumulation.
Table 1: Types of Fiber Polysaccharides/Oligosaccharides Carbohydrate Fibers Lignans (non-starch) Cellulose Indigestible Waxes dextrins Hemicellulose Resistant Phytate maltodextrins Arabinoxylans Resistant potato Cutin dextrins Arabinogalactans Synthesized Saponins carbohydrates Polyfructoses Polydextrose Suberin Inulin Methyl cellulose Tannins Oligofructans Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose Galacto-oligosaccharides Resistant starches Gums Mucilages Pectins Adapted from Lattimer and Haub 2010
The histochemical tests used to detect cutin and suberin, lignin and tannins were Sudan III and fluoroglucine [Fe.
Determination of the diffusion coefficient of tissue, cuticle, cutin and wax of apple.