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A waxy waterproof substance present in the cell walls of certain plant tissues, especially cork.
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suberina complex of fatty substances present in the wall of cork tissue that waterproofs it and makes it resistant to decay.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005