cutin definition

  • noun:
    • A waxlike, water-repellent material present in the walls of some plant cells and forming the cuticle, which covers the skin.
    • A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids that is the main constituent of plant cuticle
    • A waxy material containing fatty acids, soaps, and resinous product which, along with cellulose, forms a substance almost impervious to water and constituting the cuticle in flowers.
    • According to Frémy, a peculiar modification of cellulose contained in the epidermis of leaves, petals, and fruits, together with ordinary cellulose, and forming the cuticle or cuticular layers. Cutin exhibits under the microscope the aspect of an amorphous perforated film.
    • (biochemistry) a waxy clear product that develops into the cuticle of plants and is composed of highly polymerized esters of efas
    • A waxlike, water-repellent material within the walls of some plant cells and forming the cuticle, which takes care of the epidermis.
    • A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids this is the primary constituent of plant cuticle
    • A waxy substance containing fatty acids, soaps, and resinous product which, along with cellulose, types a substance nearly impervious to liquid and constituting the cuticle in flowers.
    • According to Frémy, a peculiar customization of cellulose included in the skin of leaves, petals, and fruits, as well as ordinary cellulose, and developing the cuticle or cuticular levels. Cutin exhibits under the microscope the aspect of an amorphous perforated film.
    • (biochemistry) a waxy clear material occurring inside cuticle of plants and consists of very polymerized esters of efas

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