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endosperm definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French endosperme, from end- + Greek sperma seed more at sperm Date: 1819 a nutritive tissue in seed plants formed within the embryo sac by division of the endosperm nucleus

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. albumen enclosed with the germ in seeds.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Endosperm En"do*sperm, n. [Endo- + Gr. ? seed.] (Bot.) The albumen of a seed; -- limited by recent writers to that formed within the embryo sac.



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