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

  • n. One of two small cells lying near the egg in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two naked nucleated cells at the top of the embryo sac that cooperate with the oosphere in the production of the embryo

Etymologies

New Latin synergida, from Greek sunergos, working together; see synergism.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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