exine(redirected from Extine)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
The outer layer of the wall of a spore or pollen grain.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
exinethe outer coat of a POLLEN GRAIN, that often has protuberances, spines, etc. The exine also has one or more areas where the wall is thin, forming a pore through which the pollen tube will protrude.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005