Definition of suberin in English:

suberin

Line breaks: su|berin
Pronunciation: /ˈsjuːb(ə)rɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Botany
  • An inert impermeable waxy substance present in the cell walls of corky tissues.
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    • Chemically, apoplastic barriers of roots are depositions of the biopolymers lignin and suberin within the cell wall matrix, which may occlude wall pores previously filled with water.
    • Cytochemistry and autofluorescence observations were used to detect the presence of lignin and suberin in unfixed tissues.
    • Peroxidases are present in the crease tissue at this time and it has been suggested that they may have a role in the formation of lignin / suberin in the chalazal cell walls.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin suber 'cork' + -in1.

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