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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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.
2. something inserted into another thing.
a transparent waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants.
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|Noun||1.||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
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