Test

Test

, v. i. [L. testari. See Testament.] To make a testament, or will. [Obs.]
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Tes"ta

(?), } n.;
pl. E. Tests (#), L. Test (#).
[L. testa a piece of burned clay, a broken piece of earthenware, a shell. See Test a cupel.] 1. (Zol.) The external hard or firm covering of many invertebrate animals.
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The test of crustaceans and insects is composed largely of chitin; in mollusks it is composed chiefly of calcium carbonate, and is called the shell.
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2. (Bot.) The outer integument of a seed; the episperm, or spermoderm.
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