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 (ŏv′yo͞ol, ō′vyo͞ol)
1. Botany A structure in seed plants that consists of the embryo sac surrounded by the nucellus and one or two integuments and that develops into a seed after it is fertilized.
2. Zoology A small or immature ovum.

[New Latin ōvulum, diminutive of Latin ōvum, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

ov′u·lar (ŏv′yə-lər, ō′vyə-), ov′u·lar′y (-lĕr′ē) adj.
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(ˈɒv yə lər, ˈoʊ vyə-)

pertaining to or of the nature of an ovule.
[1850–55; < New Latin ōvulāris. See ovule, -ar1]
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Adj.1.ovular - being or of the nature of an ovule
2.ovular - of or relating to an ovum
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(4) In higher plants, it has been difficult to analyze maternal inheritance of organellar genomes at the molecular level in vivo because of the large number of opaque ovular cells that usually enclose them.