ovule

Definitions of ovule
  1. noun
    a small or immature ovum
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    type of:
    egg cell, ovum
    the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
  2. noun
    a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization
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    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
    type of:
    reproductive structure
    the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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