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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVULE

The ovule or egg is now in the cavity of the womb where we will leave it for the present.

We have seen that the ovule from the ovary is the female egg, or principle.

Before a child is possible, however, the ovule must meet the egg from the male.

The ovule is a part of every ovary just as the pollen is a part of every anther.

The development of the ovule in the womb is known as gestation or pregnancy.

Take the ovule of the worm, the eagle, the elephant, and of man himself.

The mingling of the contents of a male (pollen) and female (ovule) cell.

The point upon the seed at which was the orifice of the ovule.

Ovary 1–2-celled, only one ovule in each cell; fruit 1-seeded.

Chalaza, the place where the coats and the kernel of the ovule blend.

WORD ORIGIN

1821, from French ovule and directly from Modern Latin ovulum, literally "small egg," diminutive of Latin ovum "egg" (see ovum).

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