Definitions of testa

  1. protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The outer integument of a seed; the episperm, or spermoderm. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The shelly covering of a testaceous animal; the integument of a seed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A shell; in bot., the outer covering of the seed; the shelly covering of certain animals. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. A test ; the hard outer covering of a seed. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  7. [Latin] A test; the hard outer covering of a seed (bot.). na
  8. tes'ta, n. the outer integument of a seed. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  9. A shell; especially, oyster-shell, formerly used as a source of calcium carbonate after washing and powdering (T. praeparata). T. ovi, egg-shell. na
  10. Shell: oyster-shell. American pocket medical dictionary.
  11. A shell. Appleton's medical dictionary.