Definitions for ovuleˈɒv yul, ˈoʊ vyul

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  1. ovule(noun)

    a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization

  2. ovule(noun)

    a small or immature ovum

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  1. ovule(Noun)

    The structure in a plant that develops into a seed after fertilization; the megasporangium of a seed plant with its enclosing integuments.

  2. ovule(Noun)

    An immature ovum in mammals.

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  1. Ovule

    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 forming its outer layer, the nucellus, and the megaspore-derived female gametophyte in its center. The megagametophyte produces an egg cell for fertilization. After fertilization, the ovule develops into a seed.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ovule

    The element in plants that contains the female GAMETOPHYTES.


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