Definition of Cutin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) a waxy transparent material that occurs in the cuticle of plants and consists of highly polymerized esters of fatty acids.

Category relationships: Biochemistry
Generic synonyms: Plant Material, Plant Substance



Definition of Cutin

1. n. The substance which, added to the material of a cell wall, makes it waterproof, as in cork.

2. n. A waxy substance which, combined with cellulose, forms a substance nearly impervious to water and constituting the cuticle in plants.

Definition of Cutin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids that is the main constituent of plant cuticle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cutin

1. a waxy substance found on plants [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cutin

1. Waxy hydrophobic substance deposited on the surface of plants. Composed of complex long chain fatty esters and other fatty acid derivatives. Impregnates the outer wall of epidermal cells and also forms a separate layer, the cuticle, on the outer surface of the epidermis. (21 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutin

cuticularized
cuticulas
cuticulin
cutie
cutie-pie
cutie-pies
cutie pie
cutie pies
cuties
cutified
cutifies
cutify
cutifying
cutikin
cutikins
cutin (current term)
cutinase
cutinases
cutinise
cutinised
cutinises
cutinising
cutinite
cutinites
cutinitic
cutinization
cutinize
cutinized
cutinizes
cutinizing

Literary usage of Cutin

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1862)
"cutin exhibits under the microscope, the aspect of an amorphous perforated film. It is very extensible, contains 73'66 pc C., 11 -37 П., and 14-97 0., ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"weak development of cutin. Submersed plants, both in fresh and in salt water, ... As in the case of palisade cells, cutin formation approaches its maximum, ..."

3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"It consists in a secondary deposit of cutin on a cellulose wall, or its introduction into ... No sharp distinction can be drawn between cutin and suberin. ..."

4. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1916)
"cutin is a substance which is nearly related to suberin (which see), ... None of the acids derived from cutin is identical with any derived from suberin. ..."

5. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1909)
"To determine cellulose, lignin and cutin in crude fibre, Konig (Z. L'nters. Nahr. u. ... The residue, consisting of cellulose and cutin, is treated with the ..."

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