Chalazogamy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chalazogamy (Bot) A process of fecundation in which the pollen tube penetrates to the embryosac through the tissue of the chalaza, instead of entering through the micropyle. It was originally discovered by Treub in Casuarina, and has since been found to occur regularly in the families Betulace√¶ and Juglandace√¶. Partial chalazogamy is found in Ulmus, the tube here penetrating the nucleus midway between the chalaza and micropyle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chalazogamy In botany, fertilization through the chalaza.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chalaza, + -gamy, as in polygamy,

Usage

In literature:

Benson, Miss, on Chalazogamy in Amentiferae.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
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