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perisperm

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪspəːm/

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Definition of perisperm in English:

noun

Botany
(In some seeds) a mass of nutritive material outside the embryo sac.

Origin

early 19th century: from peri- 'around' + Greek sperma 'seed'.

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