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

  • noun A thick-walled zygote developed from a fertilized oosphere, especially in an oomycete.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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