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seed coat

n.
The outer protective covering of a seed.

seed coat

n
(Botany) the nontechnical name for testa

seed′ coat`


n.
the outer covering of a seed.
[1790–1800]

seed coat

The outer protective covering of a seed. Also called testa.
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Noun1.seed coat - protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plantsseed coat - protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
seed - a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
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The fiber in flaxseed is found primarily in the seed coat.
Further observations suggest that the seed damage occurs primarily to the seed elaiosome and secondarily impacts the seed coat.
Tested in prestigious hospital research laboratories, two plant extracts, mung bean seed coat and green tea, extended life spans and increased survival rate caused by inflammation in blood poisoning (sepsis) by up to 82%.
Seeds tend to be well-protected by seed coat and other protective structures, they usually have a low metabolic rate and dormancy mechanisms that prevent germination, and they are known to be able to endure and survive adverse environmental conditions.
After the seed coat has cracked open, the plant is even more vulnerable to the uneven availability of water.
Poor germination of Ziziphus seeds seems causes by dormancy, hard woody endocarp and even seed coat that covering around the seeds.
The variation observed could be as a result of difference in thickness of the seed coat which can be supported by high percent stachyose reduction in desi in all processes under study.
She said that combining at an earlier date when there is a higher moisture content and the seed coat is less woody will make crops more digestible.
The seed coat extract has also been shown to contain polyphenolic flavonoid with strong anti-oxidant properties (Komutarin, T.
Researchers working in bioscience and biotechnology, crop research, agriculture, chemistry, entomology, and other fields around the world address such topics as the influence of the soybean seed coat upon seed infestation; the effects of soil texture and salinity on the plant-water relationship; water balance components of the soybean canopy; the characterization of soybean cultivars, and their performance in Southern Africa; the presence of deoxynivalenol in soybeans in Serbia; blight and contamination; and wheat growth for alcohol, in Bangladesh, and its composition and feeding value for poultry.