nucellus

noun
nu·​cel·​lus | \ nü-ˈse-ləs How to pronounce nucellus (audio) , nyü- \
plural nucelli\ nü-​ˈse-​ˌlī How to pronounce nucellus (audio) , 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 How to pronounce nucellus (audio) , 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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The first known use of nucellus was in 1882

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“Nucellus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucellus. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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