Definition of Testa

1. Noun. Protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants.

Exact synonyms: Episperm, Seed Coat
Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure
Group relationships: Seed
Derivative terms: Testaceous



Definition of Testa

1. Noun. seed coat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Testa

1. the hard outer coating of a seed [n -TAE]

Medical Definition of Testa

1. Outer covering of a seed, also called the seed coat, derived from the integument of the ovary. (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Testa

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Literary usage of Testa

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1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1833)
"Here the length of the longest feet (the second pair) little exceeds that of the testa, measured from the eyes to the origin of the tail. ..."

2. The Life of Lorenzo De'Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe, Lorenzo de' Medici (1797)
"4 40 Un Cammeo con una testa d' uomo di rilievo legato in oro . . 50 Un Cammeo legato in oro con 2 figure ritte di rilievo .... 60 Un Cammeo legato in oro ..."

3. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1796)
"25 Un Cammeo legato in oro con una testa di uomo in nudo in cavo . 40 Un Cammeo legato in oro con una testa vestita incavo .... 50 Uno Sardonic legato in ..."

4. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1795)
"7 Un' anello con una testa d' un Fauno di rilievo di diaspro ... 10 Un' anello d' oro con una testa di donna di rilievo in cammeo . . to Un' anello d' oro ..."

5. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici: Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1797)
"f Un' anello con una testa d' un Fauno di rilievo di diaspro . . , id Un' anello d' oro con una testa di donna di rilievo in cammeo . . io Un' anello d' oro ..."

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