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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell; Basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle.

Usage examples (7)
  • If you are very picky, you will want to remove the chalaza.
  • The chalaza is composed of one or two spiral bands of tissue that suspend the yolk in the center of the white.
  • But here is an odd thing: they never once enter at (what I suppose to be) the "orifice," but generally at the chalaza ...
  • I have been thinking that the apparent opening at the chalaza end must have been withering or perhaps gnawing by some very minute insects, as the ovarium is open at the... for more
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