micropyle

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From French, from Ancient Greek μικρός ‎(mikrós, small) + πύλη ‎(púlē, gate)

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micropyle ‎(plural micropyles)

  1. (botany) In seed-bearing plants, a small opening in the integuments of the ovule through which sperm are able to access the ovum.

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