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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.
ov′u·lar (ŏv′yə-lər, ō′vyə-), ov′u·lar′y (-lĕr′ē) adj.
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1. (Botany) a small body in seed-bearing plants that consists of the integument(s), nucellus, and embryosac (containing the egg cell) and develops into the seed after fertilization
2. (Zoology) zoology an immature ovum
[C19: via French from Medieval Latin ōvulum a little egg, from Latin ōvum egg]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ov•ule(ˈɒv yul, ˈoʊ vyul)
1. the structure in seed plants that contains the embryo sac and that develops into a seed after fertilization.
2. a small egg.
[1820–30; < Latin ōvulum]
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A small part in a seed-bearing plant that becomes a seed after its egg cell has been fertilized by a male cell. See more at flower.
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A structure inside a plant ovary containing female gamete. It develops into seed after fertilization.
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|Noun||1.||ovule - a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization|
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
chalaza - basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle; where integument and nucellus are joined
nucellus - central part of a plant ovule; contains the embryo sac
micropyle - minute opening in the wall of an ovule through which the pollen tube enters
amphitropous ovule - a partly inverted ovule turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
anatropous ovule - a completely inverted ovule turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
campylotropous ovule - a curved ovule with the micropyle almost touching the funiculus
orthotropous ovule - a completely straight ovule with the micropyle at the apex
seed - a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
|2.||ovule - a small or immature ovum|
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ovule[ˈəʊvjuːl] N → óvulo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n (Zool) → Ovulum nt, → Ei nt; (Bot) → Samenanlage f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
ovule[ˈɒvjuːl] n → ovulo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995