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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The megagametophyte in a flowering plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under embryonic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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