Ovule means "small egg". In seed plants, the ovule is the structure that gives rise to and contains the female reproductive cells. It consists of three parts: The integument(s) forming its outer layer(s), the nucellus (or megasporangium), and the megaspore-derived female gametophyte (or megagametophyte) in its center. The megagametophyte (also c..
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In seed plants, the structure which gives rise to the seed.
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An immature seed which develops into a seed after fertilisation.
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- a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant 2. [n] - a small or immature ovum
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The unfertilised seed.
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O'vule noun [ Dim. of Latin ovum an egg: confer French ovule . Confer Ovolo , Ovulum .] (Biol.) (a) The rudiment of a seed. It grows from a placenta, and consists of a soft nucleus within two delicate coatings. The attached base of the ovule is the hilum
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A structure in seed plants which contains the megasporangium (nucellus), megaspore (embryo sac), a food store, and a coat, and develops into a seed after fertilization. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization
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(o´vūl) the oocyte within the graafian follicle. any small, egglike structure.
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• (n.) The rudiment of a seed. It grows from a placenta, and consists of a soft nucleus within two delicate coatings. The attached base of the ovule is the hilum, the coatings are united with the nucleus at the chalaza, and their minute orifice is the foramen. • (n.) An ovum.
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plant structure that develops into a seed when fertilized. In gymnosperms (conifers and allies) the ovules lie uncovered on the scales of the cone. ... [14 related articles]
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A structure found in seed plants (gymnosperms and angiosperms) that develops into a seed after fertilization of an egg-cell within it. In gymnosperms the ovules are unprotected; in angiosperms the ovule is protected by the megasporophyll which forms a closed structure (carpel) within which they form...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ov′yūl, ō′vū- Definitions: 1. The oocyte of a mammal, especially while still in the ovarian follicle. 2. A small beadlike structure bearing a fancied resemblance to an ovule. Synonyms: ovulum
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Structure found in seed plants that develops into a seed after fertilization. It consists of an embryo sac containing the female gamete (ovum or egg cell), surrounded by nutritive tissue, the nucellus. Outside this there are one or two coverings that provide protection, developing into the testa, or seed coat, following fertilization. In angiosperm
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the structure that develops into the seed inside the ovary
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The unfertilised seed of a plant.
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loosely, the seed before fertilization; a structure in a seed plant within which one or more megaspores are formed (after fertilization it develops into a seed).
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The small, egg-shaped structure (megasporangium) containing the female gametophyte in seed-bearing plants. With maturation the ovule becomes a seed. Return to Top P
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the organ in the ovary which becomes a seed after fertilisation. adj. ovular
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Organ inside ovary enclosing the embryo sac containing an egg
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In seed plants, a protective structure in which the female gametophyte develops, fertilization occur
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The body which, after fertilization, becomes the seed.
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Female reproductive element within the ovary which, when fertilized, becomes a seed.
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