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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fertilized female cell or zygote, especially one with thick chitinous walls, developed from a fertilized oosphere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fertilized female zygote, having thick chitinous walls, that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A special kind of spore resulting from the fertilization of an oösphere by antherozoids.
  • n. A fertilized oösphere in the ovule of a flowering plant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, in cryptogamic plants, the immediate product of the fertilization of the oösphere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere in some algae and fungi

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