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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ovule /ˈɑv(ˌ)ju(ə)l, ˈov-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ovule /ˈɑv(ˌ)ju(ə)l , ˈov-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·vule n.  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) 2.0

      n 1: a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant;
           develops into a seed after fertilization
      2: a small or immature ovum