Testa meaning

tĕs'tə
The protective, often hard outer coat of a seed.
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The hard outer covering or integument of a seed.
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Seed coat.

The testa develops from the tissue, the integument, originally surrounding the ovule.

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(marine biology) The external calciferous shell, or endoskeleton, of an echinoderm; the test.
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Origin of testa

  • Latin shell
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from Latin testa.
    From Wiktionary