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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.

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  • 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

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

New Latin synergida, from Greek sunergos, working together; see synergism.

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