Definition of Oosphere

1. Noun. A gamete; used especially of lower plants.

Generic synonyms: Gamete



Definition of Oosphere

1. Noun. (botany) A large nonmotile egg cell formed in an oogonium and ready for fertilization ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of oosphere) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oosphere

1. an unfertilized egg within an oogonium [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oosphere

ooralis
oorial
oorials
oorie
oorier
ooriest
oos
oose
ooses
oosier
oosiest
oosome
oospere
oosphere (current term)
oospheres
oosporangia
oosporangium
oospore
oospores
oosporic
oostegite
oostegites
oosterboschite
oosy
oot
ootheca
oothecae
oothecal

Literary usage of Oosphere

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1. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger (1889)
"By turning the preparation in such way that the spermatozoids, avoiding the light, come into contact with the oosphere, we can determine that even those ..."

2. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1882)
"The protoplasm of the apical cell of the carpogonium has therefore become transformed into an oosphere. The five enveloping tubes are from the first in ..."

3. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1900)
"11-15, 1899- , . . , oosphere containing several or many functional sexual nuclei. The development of the oogonium and antheridium, the details of oogenesis ..."

4. A Course on Practical Elementary Biology by John Bidgood (1893)
"The oosphere completely fills the envelope. It is at first filled with homogeneous ... The ripening of the oosphere takes place usually at the same time as ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The gradual reduction can be traced through the Gymnosperms. (0) The male cell is amorphous and passes directly from the pollen-tube into the oosphere ..."

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