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kəˈleɪ zəcha·laza

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chalazanoun

    basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle; where integument and nucellus are joined

  2. chalazanoun

    one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell

Wiktionary

  1. chalazanoun

    A spiral band which attaches to the yolk of an egg, suspending it in the white

  2. chalazanoun

    The location where the nucellus attaches to the integuments, opposite the micropyle.

  3. Etymology: From χάλαζα.

Wikipedia

  1. Chalaza

    The chalaza (; from Greek χάλαζα "hailstone"; plural chalazas or chalazae, ) is a structure inside bird eggs and plant ovules. It attaches or suspends the yolk or nucellus within the larger structure.

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  1. chalaza

    A chalaza is a structure inside bird and reptile eggs, consisting of a bundle of protein fibers that helps to suspend and anchor the yolk within the egg white or albumen. It enables the yolk to rotate freely within the egg, allowing the developing embryo to remain properly oriented irrespective of the egg's position. Chalaza can be seen as two twisted strands at either end of the yolk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chalazanoun

    the place on an ovule, or seed, where its outer coats cohere with each other and the nucleus

  2. Chalazanoun

    a spiral band of thickened albuminous substance which exists in the white of the bird's egg, and serves to maintain the yolk in its position; the treadle

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. hail, pimple.]

Wikidata

  1. Chalaza

    The chalaza is a structure inside bird and reptile eggs and plant ovules. It attaches or suspends the yolk or nucellus within the larger structure.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chalaza

    one of the two filaments attached to the ends of the yoke of an egg to steady it in the albumen.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chalaza in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chalaza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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