Proembryo

Proembryo, or pro-embryo, is a botanical term that has been used for centuries, to denote the series of cells that are formed after fertilization within the ovule of a flowering plant, before formation of the embryo. More recently, this same term has been given a more extensive meaning, with reference to human egg cells (ova) that have been fertil...
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proembryo

(from the article `plant development`) ...marked contrast, embryogenesis of the orchids is more simple. Except when a suspensor is formed, early cleavages follow no well-defined plan, and ...
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Proembryo

• (n.) The primary growth from the spore in certain cryptogamous plants; as, the proembryo, or protonema, of mosses. • (n.) The series of cells formed in the ovule of a flowering plant after fertilization, but before the formation of the embryo.
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Proembryo

Pro·em'bry·o noun [ Prefix pro- + embryo . ] (Botany) (a) The series of cells formed in the ovule of a flowering plant after fertilization, but before the formation of the embryo. (b) The primary growth from the spore in certain cryptogamous plants; as, the pr...
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