- 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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The germ-cell of the ovule, which by fertilization becomes the seed; the kernel of a seed.
The part by which the ovule is attached to the placenta or cord is its base or hilum, the opposite extremity being its apex.
Take the ovule of the worm, the eagle, the elephant, and of man himself.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
The ovule or egg is now in the cavity of the womb where we will leave it for the present.
Before a child is possible, however, the ovule must meet the egg from the male.