Episperm
Episperm Ep"i*sperm, n. [Pref. epi- + Gr. ? seed: cf. F. ['e]pisperme.] (Bot.) The skin or coat of a seed, especially the outer coat. See {Testa}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Testae — Test Test, Testa Tes ta, n.; pl. E. {Tests}, L. {Test[ae]}. [L. testa a piece of burned clay, a broken piece of earthenware, a shell. See {Test} a cupel.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tests — Test Test, Testa Tes ta, n.; pl. E. {Tests}, L. {Test[ae]}. [L. testa a piece of burned clay, a broken piece of earthenware, a shell. See {Test} a cupel.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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