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egg cell

egg1 (def 5).
Origin of egg cell
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The egg cell is very large, and appears of a yellowish color, and filled with large drops that give it a peculiar aspect.

  • The egg cell from the white parent carries the factor for white, the pollen cell from the red parent carries the factor for red.

  • In 1844 Koelliker discovered that the egg cell, by division and multiplication, becomes an aggregation—a heap of new cells.

    The Last Link Ernst Haeckel
  • One of the nuclei, with the protoplasm immediately surrounding it, is called the egg cell.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Of the three cells of the “egg apparatus” the lower (o) one is the egg cell; the others are called “synergidæ.”

  • Every egg cell has some, and every egg that grows to maturity is infected with the plant spores.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • There is a large nucleus, but it is not always readily distinguished from the other contents of the egg cell.

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