Nucelli
Nucellus Nu*cel"lus, n.; pl. {Nucelli}. [NL., dim. of nux, nucis, a nut.] (Bot.) See {Nucleus}, 3 (a) . [1913 Webster]

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  • Nucellus — Nu*cel lus, n.; pl. {Nucelli}. [NL., dim. of nux, nucis, a nut.] (Bot.) See {Nucleus}, 3 (a) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nucellus — noun (plural nucelli) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin nucella small nut, from nuc , nux nut more at nut Date: 1882 the central and chief part of a plant ovule that encloses the female gametophyte • nucellar adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ovule — This article is about the plant structure. For animal ovules, see ovum. Micropyle and Ovular redirect here. For the structure in animals, see Micropyle (zoology). For the shape, see oval. Location of ovules inside a Helleborus foetidus flower… …   Wikipedia

  • nucellus — nucellar, adj. /nooh sel euhs, nyooh /, n., pl. nucelli / sel uy/. Bot. the central cellular mass of the body of the ovule, containing the embryo sac. [1880 85; < NL, equiv. to L nuc (s. of nux) nut + ella ELLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nucellus — [nju: sɛləs] noun (plural nucelli lʌɪ, li:) Botany the central part of an ovule, containing the embryo sac. Derivatives nucellar adjective Origin C19: mod. L., appar. an irregular dimin. of nucleus …   English new terms dictionary

  • nucellus — /njuˈsɛləs/ (say nyooh seluhs) noun (plural nucelli /njuˈsɛlaɪ/ (say nyooh seluy)) the central cellular mass of the body of the ovule, containing the embryo sac. {New Latin, diminutive of Latin nux nut} –nucellar, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • nucellus — [no͞o sel′əs, nyo͞osel′əs] n. pl. nucelli [no͞o sel′ī΄, nyo͞o sel′ī΄] [ModL < L nucella, dim. of nux (gen. nucis), NUT] Bot. the central part of an ovule, containing the embryo sac nucellar adj …   English World dictionary

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