chalaza

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

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chalaza (plural chalazas or chalazae)

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

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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