nucellus

noun
nu·​cel·​lus | \nü-ˈse-ləs, nyü-\
plural nucelli\ nü-​ˈse-​ˌlī , nyü-​ \

Definition of nucellus 

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

Other Words from nucellus

nucellar \ nü-​ˈse-​lər , nyü-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of nucellus

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nucellus

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

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