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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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There was still time for Colin to cutin and fire a deflected shot past Etheridge to make it 3-2 in stoppage time.
cutin and suberin), which make cell walls water- and air-tight, and afford protection against microbial attacks (Boom et al.
ADF, which includes cellulose, lignin, cutin, silica, and lignified nitrogen, is indicative of fodder digestibility and limits structural carbohydrate breakdown in the rumen (Van Soest, 1994).
The outer single layer of cells of the cortex is the epidermis which may be quite thick and is covered in most cases with a waxy substance called cutin.
Pollen is surrounded by a complex protective outer membrane called exine, that is characterized for being resistant and firm, and composed of Sporopollenin, which are biopolymers as cutin (composed of fatty acids to protect the cell surface), suberin (polymer of long-chain fatty acids) and lignins (phenolic compounds) (Zuluaga et al.
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Lipid substances, such as cutin, were observed in the epidermal cells and trichomes surface in the leaf blade and petiole (Figure 4D).
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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.