- a rudimentary seed.
- the plant part that contains the embryo sac and hence the female germ cell, which after fertilization develops into a seed.
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How to use ovule in a sentence
Before those ears look anything like the juicy kernel-covered cob you eat, they’re essentially a hard cylinder covered in hundreds of unfertilized ovules.
Each of these ovules grows a single silk, which reaches up and out of the top of the husk, where it dangles in the hopes of catching a bit of pollen on its little sticky hairs.
It also explains why sometimes you get cobs with bare patches—sometimes not every ovule gets fertilized.
We know he had been for many years interested in the ovule, and he made a number of important discoveries respecting it.
We must recollect that the comparative morphology of the ovule (in the wide sense) was not attempted.
When at Malacca Griffith interested himself among many other problems in the ovule and the development of the seed of Avicennia.
Interest in the structure of the ovule and the nature of fertilisation was widespread at the time Griffith worked.
The ovary is free, and the carpels, one or more in number, contain each a single ovule.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux