ovule


ovule

noun \ˈäv-(ˌ)yül, ˈōv-\

Definition of OVULE

1
:  an outgrowth of the ovary of a seed plant that is a megasporangium and encloses an embryo sac within a nucellus
2
:  a small egg; especially :  one in an early stage of growth

Origin of OVULE

New Latin ovulum, diminutive of Latin ovum
First Known Use: 1829

ovule

noun \ˈäv-(ˌ)yü(ə)l also ˈōv-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OVULE

1
: an outgrowth of the ovary of a seed plant that after fertilization develops into a seed
2
: a small egg; especially : one in an early stage of growth
ovu·lar \-yə-lər\ adjective

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