Bot. a varnishlike material covering the epidermis of land plants and containing waxes, resins, fatty acids, etc.
Origin of cutin; from Classical Latin cutis (see cuticle) + -in
A waxlike, water-repellent material present in the walls of some plant cells and forming the cuticle, which covers the epidermis.
Origin of cutinLatin cutis, skin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots + –in.