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micropyle

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noun mi·cro·pyle \ˈmī-krə-ˌpī(-ə)l\

Definition of micropyle

  1. 1 :  a minute opening in the integument of an ovule of a seed plant

  2. 2 :  a differentiated area of surface in an egg through which a sperm enters

mi·cro·py·lar play \ˌmī-krə-ˈpī-lər\ adjective


Origin of micropyle

French, from micr- + Greek pylē gate


First Known Use: 1821


Medical Dictionary

micropyle

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noun mi·cro·pyle \ˈmī-krə-ˌpīl\

Medical Definition of micropyle

  1. :  a differentiated area of surface in an egg through which a sperm enters

  2. mi·cro·py·lar \ˌmī-krə-ˈpī-lər\play adjective




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