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ovule

 [ov´ūl]
1. the ovum within the graafian follicle.
2. any small, egglike structure.

ov·ule

(ov'yūl, ō'vū-),
1. The oocyte of a mammal, especially while still in the ovarian follicle.
2. A small beadlike structure bearing a fancied resemblance to an ovule.
Synonym(s): ovulum
[Mod. L. ovulum, dim. of L. ovum, egg]

ovule

(o´vūl)
1. the oocyte within the graafian follicle.
2. any small, egglike structure.

ovule

(ŏv′yo͞ol, ō′vyo͞ol)
n.
1. Botany A structure in seed plants that consists of the embryo sac surrounded by the nucellus and one or two integuments and that develops into a seed after it is fertilized.
2. Zoology A small or immature ovum.

ov′u·lar (ŏv′yə-lər, ō′vyə-), ov′u·lar′y (-lĕr′ē) adj.

o·vule

(ov'yūl)
1. The oocyte (ovum) of a mammal, especially while still in the ovarian follicle.
2. A small beadlike structure resembling an ovule.
Synonym(s): ovulum.
[Mod. L. ovulum, dim. of L. ovum, egg]
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Fig. 241 Ovule . General structure.

ovule

a structure found in higher plants that contains an egg cell and develops into a seed after FERTILIZATION. In ANGIOSPERMS, the ovule develops within the ovary of a carpel, and consists of an inner EMBRYO SAC containing the egg cell surrounded by the NUCELLUS, which in turn is enclosed within two INTEGUMENTS. The ovule is connected to the ovary wall by the FUNICLE.

ovule

1. the ovum within the graafian follicle.
2. any small, egglike structure.

Patient discussion about ovule

Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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In contrast to these passive models of pollen uptake, more active roles for the ovule have been proposed.
The woman that donates its ovule becomes mother for a child she isn't going to meet and for which she is required, opposed to the case of psychological counseling not to have the curiosity or right to know who that child is.
Each pod bears an average of 18 to 19 ovules from which more than half can be expected to initiate seeds (Haddock and Chaplin, 1982; Petersen and Wang, 2006).
Because the developmental stage of pistils and pollen is critical, pollen tube emergence is usually seen in about 60-70% of the pistil/ ovule units that were placed on the plates.
The dinoprostone ovule was removed if the fetal heart rate pattern did not return to normal limits in spite of supplemental oxygen given by nasal cannula or facemask.
By instituting the delay, the stigma collects a variety of pollen, increasing the diversity rushing toward the ovules.
This prospective, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial evaluated the effect of daily local intravaginal DHEA ovules for 12 weeks in postmenopausal women.
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Beneath the stigma is a tubular style, into which a pollen tube (growing out from a pollen grain) tunnels until it reaches the ovary and, finally, the ovule (egg) at the bottom of the style.
After the pollen reaches an ovule on the seed cone, the ovule develops into a seed which later falls to the ground.
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