Definition of Nucellus

1. Noun. Central part of a plant ovule; contains the embryo sac.

Group relationships: Ovule
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure



Definition of Nucellus

1. n. See Nucleus, 3 (a).

Definition of Nucellus

1. Noun. (botany) The tissue which surrounds and protects the embryo and lies inside of the integuments. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nucellus

1. the essential part of a plant ovule [n -LI] : NUCELLAR [adj]

Medical Definition of Nucellus

1. See Nucleus. Origin: NL, dim. Of nux, nucis, a nut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucellus

nubiles
nubilities
nubility
nubilose
nubilous
nublike
nubs
nubuck
nubucks
nuby
nucament
nucamentaceous
nucaments
nucellar
nucelli
nucellus (current term)
nuch
nucha
nuchae
nuchal
nuchal fascia
nuchal ligament
nuchal plane
nuchal region
nuchal rigidity
nuchal tubercle
nuchals
nuchas
nuciferous
nuciform

Literary usage of Nucellus

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1. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1907)
"An examination of the seed about the time of germination shows that the nucellus is broken up into irregular pieces of variable FIGURE 2. ..."

2. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1882)
"Very commonly the nucellus, enclosed in its integuments, is seated on a stalk, the Funiculus ; but this is sometimes wanting, and the ovule is then said to ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... one apparently develops normally from the fecundated egg cell and the other from certain cells of the nucellus near the upper part of the embryo sac, ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1902)
"Schacht (10) figures a nucellus projecting from the ovule like a papilla. ... By the cessation of growth in the nucellus, and its continuation around it to ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1898)
"The remains of the nucellus may be made out in the region of the Fig. 6. Dent corn, a, epidermis; c, capsule; t, testa; d, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"106, »), or central cellular mass of the ovule. This nucellus may remain naked, and alone form the ovule, as in some orders of parasitic plants such as ..."

7. Handbook of Practical Botany: For the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1887)
"The inner is developed on all sides to the base of the nucellus, the outer is wanting on the side of the raphe, in that it joins on both sides to the ..."

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