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nucellus

play
noun nu·cel·lus \nü-ˈse-ləs, nyü-\

Definition of nucellus

plural nucelli play \-ˈse-ˌlī\

  1. :  the central and chief part of a plant ovule that encloses the female gametophyte

nucellar play \-ˈse-lər\ adjective


Origin of nucellus

New Latin, from Latin nucella small nut, from nuc-, nux nut — more at nut


First Known Use: 1882

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