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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The female gametophyte of a seed plant, within which the embryo develops.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the reproductive cell of the ovule in phanerogams, containing the embryonal vesicle.
  • noun In conchology, same as protoconch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Bot.) See under embryonic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The megagametophyte in a flowering plant.

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