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noun Botany.
the protoplasmic tube that is extruded from a germinating pollen grain and grows toward the ovule.
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Origin of pollen tube

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for pollen tube

pollen tube

noun
a hollow tubular outgrowth that develops from a pollen grain after pollination, grows down the style to the ovule, and conveys male gametes to the egg cell
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Scientific definitions for pollen tube

pollen tube

The slender tube that is formed after pollination by division of the tube cell in a pollen grain. The pollen tube penetrates the ovule and releases the male gametes.
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