Definitions for nucellusnuˈsɛl əs, nyu-; -ˈsɛl aɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nu•cel•lus*nuˈsɛl əs, nyu-; -ˈsɛl aɪ(n.)(pl.)-cel•li

  1. the central cellular mass of the body of the ovule, containing the embryo sac.

    Category: Botany

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Origin of nucellus:

1880–85; < NL < L nuc- (s. of nux) nut


Princeton's WordNet

  1. nucellus(noun)

    central part of a plant ovule; contains the embryo sac


  1. nucellus(Noun)

    The tissue which surrounds and protects the embryo and lies inside of the integuments.

  2. Origin: From nucelle, from nux.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nucellus(noun)

    see Nucleus, 3 (a)


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