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n.1.(Biol.) An ovule.
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Character and description of Kingia; a new genus of plants found on the southwest coast of New Holland with observations on the structure of its unimpregnated ovulum, and on the female flower of Cycadeae and Coniferae.
In Swedenborg's text these blackened chimney sweeps harbor the semen until it is ejaculated for "impregnation of the ovulum.