episperm definition

  • noun:
    • The exterior, safety layer of seed of a flowering plant
    • The skin or coat of a seed, particularly the outer layer. See testa.
    • In botany, the testa or external integument of a seed. The figure shows the episperm, the endopleura, as well as the endosperm.
    • defensive external layer of seeds of flowering plants
    • The exterior, safety level of this seed of a flowering plant
    • skin or coat of a seed, particularly the outer coat. See testa.
    • In botany, the testa or exterior integument of a seed. The figure shows the episperm, the endopleura, as well as the endosperm.
    • defensive outer level of seeds of flowering plants

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