a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization
a small or immature ovum
The structure in a plant that develops into a seed after fertilization; the megasporangium of a seed plant with its enclosing integuments.
An immature ovum in mammals.
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ōv′ūl, n. a little egg: the seed of a plant in its rudimentary state, growing from the placenta.—adj. Ov′ular.—ns. Ovulā′tion, the formation of ova, or the period when this takes place; Ov′ulite, a fossil egg. [Dim. of L. ovum, an egg.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The element in plants that contains the female GAMETOPHYTES.
The numerical value of ovule in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ovule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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