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chalaza definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle; where integument and nucellus are joined
2: one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural chalazae or -zas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, hailstone Date: circa 1704 1. either of two spiral bands in the white of a bird's egg that extend from the yolk and attach to opposite ends of the lining membrane see egg illustration 2. the basal part of a plant ovule where the nucellus is fused to the surrounding integument and to which the funiculus is usually attached chalazal adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. chalazae) each of two twisted membranous strips joining the yolk to the ends of an egg. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk, = hailstone

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chalaza Cha*la"za, n.; pl. E. Chalazas, L. Chalaz[ae]. [NL., fr. Gr. ? hail, pimple.] 1. (Bot.) The place on an ovule, or seed, where its outer coats cohere with each other and the nucleus. 2. (Biol.) A spiral band of thickened albuminous substance which exists in the white of the bird's egg, and serves to maintain the yolk in its position; the treadle.



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