chalaza

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χάλαζα (khálaza, hailstone, lump).

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chalaza (plural chalazas or chalazae)

  1. (zoology) One of the two spiral bands which attach the yolk of an egg to the eggshell, suspending it in the white.
  2. (botany) The location where the nucellus attaches to the integuments, opposite the micropyle.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χάλαζα (khálaza, hailstone, lump).

Noun[edit]

chalaza f (plural chalazas)

  1. (zoology, botany) chalaza