micropyle

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noun mi·cro·pyle \ ˈmī-krə-ˌpī(-ə)l \

Definition of micropyle

1 :a minute opening in the integument of an ovule of a seed plant
2 :a differentiated area of surface in an egg through which a sperm enters

micropylar

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈpī-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of micropyle

French, from micr- + Greek pylē gate


Medical Dictionary

micropyle

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noun mi·cro·pyle \ ˈmī-krə-ˌpīl \

medical Definition of micropyle

:a differentiated area of surface in an egg through which a sperm enters

micropylar

play \ˌmī-krə-ˈpī-lər\ adjective

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