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1. chalaza

noun. one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell.

Synonyms

  • egg

Antonyms

  • medulla
  • cortex

Etymology

  • χάλαζα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. chalaza

noun. basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle; where integument and nucellus are joined.

Synonyms

  • plant structure
  • plant part

Etymology

  • χάλαζα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with chalaza


1. Noun, singular or mass
As the ovules further develop, protective layers grow from the the base of the nucellus called chalaza, which surrounds the nucellus (except for the narrow opening, called the micropyle).

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