Definitions for ovuleˈɒv yul, ˈoʊ vyul
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ov•uleˈɒv yul, ˈoʊ vyul(n.)
the structure in seed plants that contains the embryo sac and that develops into a seed after fertilization.
a small egg.
Category: Developmental Biology, Zoology
Origin of ovule:
1820–30; < L ōvulum
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The element in plants that contains the female GAMETOPHYTES.
Translations for ovule
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the egg from which the young of people and animals develop.
- بَيضَه، بُيَيْضَهArabic
- óvuloPortuguese (BR)
- das OvumGerman
- अण्डाणु, डिम्बHindi
- jaje (izženskog jajnika)Croatian
- eggfruma, eggIcelandic
- uovo, cellula uovoItalian
- 난자, 알Korean
- egg, ovumNorwegian
- jajeczko, jajoPolish
- 卵Chinese (Trad.)
- انڈہ، بيضہUrdu
- 卵Chinese (Simp.)
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