suberin[so̵̅o̅′bər in, so̵̅o̅ ber′in]
suberin definition by Webster's New World
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a waxy or fatty substance contained in cork
Origin: French subérine ; from Classical Latin suber, cork plush French -ine, -ine
suberin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A waxy waterproof substance present in the cell walls of cork tissue in plants.
Origin: French subérine : Latin sūber, cork + French -ine, adj. suff.; see -ine2.
suberin - Science Definition
A polyester composed of fatty acids and aromatic compounds that occurs naturally in the cell walls of cork tissue in plants. Suberin acts together with waxes to protect plant surfaces from water loss and microbial attack, and also helps to close tears and breaks.