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testa

a hard protective outer layer of the seeds of flowering plants; seed coat
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testa

[′tes·tə]
(botany)
A seed coat. Also known as episperm.
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Therefore, the initial goal of this study is to determine the seed morphological properties and testa structures of seeds belonging to 18 Lathyrus taxa.
Testa's study, spanning fifty-five years of Italian cultural history from 1945 to 2000, is structured into six main chapters, each arranged in chronological order and grouped in periods covering approximately a decade.
Nustatyta, kad S[O.sub.2] koncentracija pagal kerpiu testa yra: Seskineje--40 [micro]g/[m.sup.3,] Justiniskese ir Karoliniskese--45 [micro]g/[m.sup.3], Avizieniuose--50 [micro]g/[m.sup.3].
La epidermis externa y la subepidermis conforman lo que Boelcke (1946: 248) denomina testa, para las semillas de Mimosoideas y Cesalpinioideas en general.
Testa received her dual degree in ceramic design and the arts from Buffalo State College in Buffalo.
As Testa properly writes, Maglie was the only player of this period to spend time in Mexico and come back the better for it.
Testa, who joined the bank after 10 years with WestLB as executive director in its capital markets group, said Gatehouse would look for a public listing by 2012.
But Mr Testa said Malaysian sukuk deals were largely denominated in Malaysian ringgit and the global credit crisis, resulting in a weak dollar, had dented demand for hard currency sukuk deals.
Fred Testa left for a short tenure as head of Philadelphia International Airport and then other assignments, and Kevin Dillon was hired from Boston, having had experience in New York.
The visitors were reduced to transgressing the law to prevent the wave of black sweeping over their line -hooker Antonio Testa the first of two players sin-binned by referee Malcolm Chang-Leng for cynical play in the tight.