chalazogamy

noun

chal·​a·​zog·​a·​my
ˌkaləˈzägəmē
plural -es
: a process of fertilization in which the pollen tube penetrates to the embryo sac through the tissue of the chalaza

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary chalaz- (from New Latin chalaza) + -o- + -gamy; probably originally formed as French chalazogamie

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“Chalazogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalazogamy. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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