A careful longitudinal section of the scale through the ovule will show the general structure.
The ovule or egg is now in the cavity of the womb where we will leave it for the present.
Fig. 348-352 show the stages through which an ovule becomes anatropous in the course of its growth.
The development of the ovule in the womb is known as gestation or pregnancy.
The ovule, or future seed, is now fertilized and capable of producing a future primrose.
Ovary 1–2-celled, only one ovule in each cell; fruit 1-seeded.
In the ovule and the embryo the impulses are what chiefly bring about new growth.
Chalaza, the place where the coats and the kernel of the ovule blend.
A great deal of confusion exists in many minds as to the origin of pollen and ovule.
Hilum, the place of junction of the funiculus with the body of the ovule.
ovule o·vule (ō'vyōōl, ŏv'yōōl)
A small or immature ovum of a mammal.
A small egglike structure. Also called ovulum.
The female reproductive structure that develops into a seed in a seed-bearing plant. An ovule consists of a megasporangium surrounded by one or two layers of tissue called integuments. The megasporangium produces spores that develop into megagametophytes. These megagametophytes remain within the tissues of the ovule and produce one or more egg cells. Sperm from pollen grains enter the ovule through an opening called a micropyle and fertilize the egg cells. The resulting embryo then begins to develop within the ovule, which becomes a seed. Among the conifers and cycads, the ovules are typically found in pairs on scales in the female cones. The ovules of angiosperms are contained in a structure called the ovary within in the flower. See more at flower, gametophyte, megasporogenesis, pollination.