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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ovule  \O"vule\,  n.  [Dim.  of  L.  ovum  an  egg:  cf  F.  ovule.  Cf 
  {Ovolo},  {Ovulum}.]  (Biol.) 
  a  The  rudiment  of  a  seed.  It  grows  from  a  placenta,  and 
  consists  of  a  soft  nucleus  within  two  delicate  coatings. 
  The  attached  base  of  the  ovule  is  the  hilum,  the  coatings 
  are  united  with  the  nucleus  at  the  chalaza,  and  their 
  minute  orifice  is  the  foramen. 
  b  An  ovum. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  small  body  that  contains  the  female  germ  cell  of  a  plant; 
  develops  into  a  seed  after  fertilization 

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