chalazogamy

noun chal·a·zog·a·my \ˌkaləˈzägəmē\

Definition of chalazogamy

plural

-es

  1. :  a process of fertilization in which the pollen tube penetrates to the embryo sac through the tissue of the chalaza

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Origin and Etymology of chalazogamy

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


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