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syn·er·gid

 (sĭ-nûr′jĭd, sĭn′ər-)
n.
One of two small cells lying near the egg in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant.

[New Latin synergida, from Greek sunergos, working together; see synergism.]

synergid

(ˈsɪnədʒɪd)
n
(Botany) botany one of two nucleated cells (in an embryo sac) cooperating in the development of the embryo
Translations
synergide
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The female gametophyte corresponds to the embryo sac and covers an egg cell, a central cell, two synergid cells, and several antipodal cells.
For few species, this embryo is thought to be originated from antipodal or synergid cells, but in the vast majority of cases, the gynogenic embryo is derived from the egg cell (reviewed in Bohanec, 2009).
Previous research suggested synergid cells, which hug the embryo sac, direct the tubes once they approach the ovary.