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ovule

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CIDE DICTIONARY

ovulen. [Dim. of L. ovum an egg: cf. F. ovule. Cf. Ovolo, Ovulum.].
     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 coatings are united with the nucleus at the chalaza, and their minute orifice is the foramen.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ovule, n. the part of the ovary of seed plants that contains the germ cell; an unfertilized seed.

Derivative
ovular adj.
Etymology
F f. med.L ovulum, dimin. of OVUM

THESAURUS

ovule

albumen, caviar, egg, egg cell, egg white, eggshell, ellipse, female gamete, fish eggs, glair, ooecium, oval, ovicell, ovoid, ovum, roe, spawn, stirp, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk

ROGET THESAURUS

ovule

Circularity

N circularity, roundness, rotundity, circle, circlet, ring, areola, hoop, roundlet, annulus, annulet, bracelet, armlet, ringlet, eye, loop, wheel, cycle, orb, orbit, rundle, zone, belt, cordon, band, contrate wheel, crown wheel, hub, nave, sash, girdle, cestus, cincture, baldric, fillet, fascia, wreath, garland, crown, corona, coronet, chaplet, snood, necklace, collar, noose, lasso, lassoo, ellipse, oval, ovule, ellipsoid, cycloid, epicycloid, epicycle, semicircle, quadrant, sextant, sector, sphere, round, rounded, circular, annular, orbicular, oval, ovate, elliptic, elliptical, egg-shaped, pear-shaped, cycloidal, spherical, I watched the little circles die.


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