Definitions of ovule

  1. a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a small or immature ovum Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The rudiment of a seed. It grows from a placenta, and consists of a soft nucleus within two delicate coatings. The attached base of the ovule is the hilum, the coatings are united with the nucleus at the chalaza, and their minute orifice is the foramen. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An ovum. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 1. The ovum of a mammal, especially while still in the Graafian follicle. 2. A small bead-like structure bearing a fancied resemblance to an ovule; see Naboth's glands. 3. In botany, an embryonic seed. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Ovum before fecundation. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. A body borne by the placenta of a plant, and destined to become a seed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. In bot., the body borne by the placenta of a plant which gradually changes into a seed; the seed contained in the ovary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. The megasporangium of a seed-plant ; any small egg or egg-like structure. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  10. [Latin] The megasporangium of a seed-plant (bot.); any small egg or egg-like structure (zool.). na
  11. [=o]v'[=u]l, n. a little egg: the seed of a plant in its rudimentary state, growing from the placenta.--adj. OV'ULAR.--ns. OVUL[=A]'TION, the formation of ova, or the period when this takes place; OV'ULITE, a fossil egg. [Dim. of L. ovum, an egg.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Ovulum. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. Rudimentary seed, female germ-cell, unfertilized ovum. Hence ovular a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. The ovum in the ovary; any small egg-like structure. American pocket medical dictionary.
  15. The primitive ovum. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. [As if from a dim. of L. ovum, an egg.] (Bot.) A rudimentary unfertilized seed. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [Latin] Rudimentary state of a seed. Cabinet Dictionary

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