Words nearby micropyle
Origin of micropyle
OTHER WORDS FROM micropylemi·cro·py·lar, adjective
Examples from the Web for micropyle
The micropyle covers the upper surface of the egg and is not depressed.
Hence, by ascertaining the position of the micropyle and chalaza, the two extremities of the embryo can in general be discovered.
The second type of micropyle is found in many Insecta, Teleostei, etc.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Every ovule has a tiny opening, or micropyle as it is called, and it is now easy to guess what that is for.The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young|Margaret Warner Morley
On the upper end in some species they have a few short, vertical ridges, radiating from the micropyle.