cutin

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See also: cûtin and cut in

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From cut(is) +‎ -in.

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cutin (countable and uncountable, plural cutins)

  1. (biochemistry) A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids that is the main constituent of plant cuticle.
    • 2018, Damian Carrington, The Guardian, 16 April:
      The structure of the enzyme looked very similar to one evolved by many bacteria to break down cutin, a natural polymer used as a protective coating by plants.

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