HyperDic: ovule

English > 2 senses of the word ovule:
NOUNplantovulea small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant
bodyovulea small or immature ovum
ovule > pronunciation
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English > ovule: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningA small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization.
Partschalazabasal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle
micropyleminute opening in the wall of an ovule through which the pollen tube enters
nucelluscentral part of a plant ovule
Narroweramphitropous ovuleA partly inverted ovule turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
anatropous ovuleA completely inverted ovule turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
campylotropous ovuleA curved ovule with the micropyle almost touching the funiculus
orthotropous ovuleA completely straight ovule with the micropyle at the apex
seedA mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
Broaderreproductive structureThe parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
Adjectivesovularbeing or of the nature of an ovule
uniovular, uniovulatehaving a single ovule
English > ovule: 2 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA small or immature ovum.
Broaderovum, egg cellThe female reproductive cell
Adjectivesovularof or relating to an ovum
Verbsovulateproduce and discharge eggs

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