Definition of suberin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͞obərən/


An inert impermeable waxy substance present in the cell walls of corky tissues.
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Syllabification: su·ber·in

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