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Definitions for nucellus
nuˈsɛl əs, nyu-; -ˈsɛl aɪnu·cel·lus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nucellusnoun

    central part of a plant ovule; contains the embryo sac


  1. nucellusnoun

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

  2. Etymology: From nucelle, from nux.


  1. nucellus

    Nucellus is the central part of the ovule, a plant structure in seed plants that produces female gametes and, upon fertilization, develops into a seed. It is also referred to as the megasporangium, where mega-spores are generated and one of these will eventually develop into the female gametophyte, also known as the embryo sac. The nucellus is crucial for plant reproduction and seed formation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nucellusnoun

    see Nucleus, 3 (a)

  2. Etymology: [NL., dim. of nux, nucis, a nut.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nucellus

    nū-sel′us, n. the nucleus of the ovule.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nucellus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nucellus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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