ovule

noun \ ˈäv-(ˌ)yül , ˈōv- \

Definition of ovule

1 : an outgrowth of the ovary of a seed plant that is a megasporangium and encloses an embryo sac within a nucellus
2 : a small egg; especially : one in an early stage of growth

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Origin and Etymology of ovule

New Latin ovulum, diminutive of Latin ovum


OVULE Defined for Kids

ovule

noun \ ˈäv-yül , ˈōv- \

Definition of ovule for Students

: a tiny structure in the ovary of a flower and on the scale of a cone that contains an egg cell and can develop into a seed following fertilization

Medical Dictionary

ovule

noun \ ˈäv-(ˌ)yü(ə)l also ˈōv- \

medical Definition of ovule

1 : an outgrowth of the ovary of a seed plant that after fertilization develops into a seed
2 : a small egg; especially : one in an early stage of growth

ovular

play \-yə-lər\ adjective

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