noun nu·cel·lus \nü-ˈse-ləs, nyü-\
plural nu·cel·li \-ˈse-ˌlī\

Definition of NUCELLUS

:  the central and chief part of a plant ovule that encloses the female gametophyte
nu·cel·lar \-ˈse-lər\ adjective

Origin of NUCELLUS

New Latin, from Latin nucella small nut, from nuc-, nux nut — more at nut
First Known Use: 1882

Rhymes with NUCELLUS


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