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  • n. The central part of the hilum of a seed, through which the nutrient vessels pass into the rhaphe or chalaza.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The central part of the hilum of a seed, through which the nutrient vessels pass into the rhaphe or the chalaza; -- called also omphalodium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The omphalos, umbilicus, or navel.
  • n. In botany, same as omphalodium.

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