- (transitive, intransitive) To change into cutin.
1885, Asa Gray, Physiological botany, volume 2, page 39:
- Sulphuric acid and chromic acid, even when concentrated, produce little effect on cutinized membranes, beyond removing traces of cellulose present in the cell-wall.
1903, Daniel Trembly Macdougal, The influence of light and darkness upon growth and devlopment, volume 2, page 32:
- Leaves normally or experimentally developed as underground scales cutinize both upper and lower surfaces, and diminish the formation of collenchyma, palisade cells and intercellular spaces.
2013, Rudolf Endress, Plant Cell Biotechnology, page 113:
- They may be separated early from the mother tissue by cutinizing their surface.