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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.]
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(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]
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, associated substances, mainly lignin and minor compounds (cutin, saponin and polyphenols) are included as components of dietary fiber (VITAGLIONE et al., 2008; MUDGIL & BARAK, 2013).
Cutinase is an enzyme that can breakdown the plant polymer cutin, made of palmitic acid or stearic acid 17.
The epidermal cells on both surfaces are surrounded by a thin layer of cutin. On the upper and lower epidermis, there are one-celled eglandular trichomes and multi-celled glandular trichomes.
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.
In addition, implication of wax and cutin layers of seed coat was demonstrated to be related to genotypes resistance [22].
Bjerre, "Enhanced ethanol production by removal of cutin and epicuticular waxes of wheat straw by plasma assisted pretreatment," Biomass and Bioenergy, vol.
Homologs in other plants of most of these genes have been associated with the process of pollen wall development, such as suberin biosynthesis [43, 44], cutin biosynthesis [45-47], pollen sporopollenin biosynthesis [48], and pollen exine formation [49-51].
Also, the high level of huTLR3 detected in epidermis cutin cells and skin fibroblast cells following WNV infection indicates that huTLR3 may have an important function in skin immunity [54], but the specific mechanism has not been illuminated.
S-metolachlor acts by interfering with the activity of acyl-CoA elongases, which are enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of very long chain lipids, precursors of wax, suberin and cutin (Vidal et al., 2014).