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coat

the hair, wool, or fur of an animal

coat

A single layer of plaster, paint, or any type of material applied to a surface.
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Some physical and biochemical tests such as counting the number of seed with broken coats, electrical conductivity of seed leakage, and tetrazolium viability tests, are also considered rapid and good measures of seed quality.
The laboratory tests included standard germination, cool germination, tetrazolium, and conductivity tests, and number of seeds with broken coats.
1]) and percentage of seeds with broken coats (13%) were the highest (Table 1).