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n. pl. tes·tae (-tē′)
The protective, often hard outer coat of a seed.
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n, pl -tae (-tiː)
(Botany) a hard protective outer layer of the seeds of flowering plants; seed coat
[C18: from Latin: shell; see test2]
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n., pl. -tae (-tē).
the outer, usu. hard, integument or coat of a seed.
[1790–1800; < New Latin, Latin; see test2]
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|Noun||1.||testa - 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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