Waxy hydrophobic substance deposited on the surface of plants. Composed of complex long-chain fatty esters and other fatty acid derivatives. Impregnates the outer wall of epidermal cells and also forms a separate layer, the cuticle, on the outer surface of the epidermis.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Cutin — (Akkruste) ist eine polyesterartige[1] Substanz, die in Kombination mit Zellulose, Pektin und Wachsen in der Cuticula von Pflanzenzellen zu finden ist und diese nahezu wasserundurchlässig macht. Cutin kann von Pilzen und in Pollen durch Cutinase… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cutin — Cu tin (k[=u] t[i^]n), n. [L. cutis skin, outside.] (Plant Physiol.) A waxy substance containing fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material which, combined with cellulose, forms a substance nearly impervious to water and constituting the cuticle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cutin — Cutin, Ester aus gesättigten und ungesättigten Fettsäuren; hydrophobe, wachsartige Substanz, die als Verdunstungsschutz der Sekundärwand der Pflanzenzelle auf oder eingelagert werden kann (Cutinisierung) und die den Hauptbestandteil der ⇒… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • cutin — [kyo͞ot′in, kyo͞ot′ n] n. [< L cutis (see CUTICLE) + IN1] Bot. a varnishlike material covering the epidermis of land plants and containing waxes, resins, fatty acids, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Cutin — For the Romanian village, see Pestişu Mic. Cutin is one of two waxy polymers that are the main components of the plant cuticle, which covers all aerial surfaces of plants. The other major cuticle polymer is cutan, which is much more readily… …   Wikipedia

  • Cutin — Cu|tin [lat. cutis = Haut], das; s; GS: Kutin: natürliche Polyester aus langkettigen, z. T. mehrfach hydroxylierten Fettsäuren (insbes. C16 u. C18), der in vernetzter Form die wachsartige Außenhaut der Pflanzen bildet. * * * Cutin   [zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cutin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin cutis Date: circa 1872 an insoluble mixture containing waxes, fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material that forms a continuous layer on the outer epidermal wall of a plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cutin — /kyooh tin/, n. a transparent, waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants. [1860 65; < L cut(is) skin, CUTIS + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • cutin — noun A waxy polymer of hydroxy acids that is the main constituent of plant cuticle See Also: cutan …   Wiktionary

  • cutin — A specially prepared, thin, animal membrane used as a protective covering for wounded surfaces. [L. cutis, skin] * * * cu·tin (kuґtin) [cutis] a waxy substance that combines with cellulose to form the cuticle of plants …   Medical dictionary

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