ovule

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noun \ˈäv-(ˌ)yül, ˈōv-\

Definition of ovule

  1. 1 :  an outgrowth of the ovary of a seed plant that is a megasporangium and encloses an embryo sac within a nucellus

  2. 2 :  a small egg; especially :  one in an early stage of growth

Origin and Etymology of ovule

New Latin ovulum, diminutive of Latin ovum


First Known Use: 1762


OVULE Defined for Kids

ovule

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noun \ˈäv-yül, ˈōv-\

Definition of ovule for Students

  1. :  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


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ovule

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noun \ˈäv-(ˌ)yü(ə)l also ˈōv-\

Medical Definition of ovule

  1. 1:  an outgrowth of the ovary of a seed plant that after fertilization develops into a seed

  2. 2:  a small egg; especially :  one in an early stage of growth

ovular

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