ovule
noun Etymology: New Latin ovulum, diminutive of Latin ovum Date: 1829 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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  • ovule — ovule …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • ovule — [ ɔvyl ] n. m. • 1798; lat. sav. ovula, du lat. ovum « œuf » 1 ♦ Bot. Chez les angiospermes, Gamète femelle végétal (⇒ oosphère) qui, après la fécondation, se transforme en graine. Pièces afférentes à l ovule : chalaze, funicule, micropyle,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ovule — O vule, n. [Dim. of L. ovum an egg: cf. F. ovule. Cf. {Ovolo}, {Ovulum}.] (Biol.) (a) The rudiment of a seed. It grows from a placenta, and consists of a soft nucleus within two delicate coatings. The attached base of the ovule is the hilum, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ovule — 1830, from Fr. ovule, from Mod.L. ovulum, lit. small egg, dim. of L. ovum egg (see OVUM (Cf. ovum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ovule — ovulė statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Vartoti į makštį vietiniam poveikiui sukelti skirtas kietas vienadozis preparatas, gaminamas išliejant ovalia forma veikliosios medžiagos ir tinkamo pagrindo tirpalą ar dispersiją.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ovulė — statusas Aprobuotas sritis farmacinės formos apibrėžtis Vartoti į makštį vietiniam poveikiui sukelti skirtas kietas vienadozis preparatas, gaminamas išliejant ovalia forma veikliosios medžiagos ir tinkamo pagrindo tirpalą ar dispersiją.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ovule — ovule. См. семязачаток. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • ovulé — ovulé, ée (o vu lé, lée) adj. Se dit d un ovaire ou d une de ses loges qui renferme un ou plusieurs ovules …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ovule — ► NOUN Botany ▪ the part of the ovary of seed plants that contains the female germ cell and after fertilization becomes the seed. DERIVATIVES ovular adjective. ORIGIN Latin ovulum little egg …   English terms dictionary

  • ovule — [äv′yo͞ol΄, ō′vyo͞ol΄] n. [Fr < ModL ovulum, dim. < L ovum,EGG1] a small egg or seed, esp. one in an early stage of development; specif., a) Bot. a structure in seed plants consisting of a nucellus that contains an embryo sac: it develops… …   English World 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

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