Ovicell

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ovicell (Zoöl) One of the dilatations of the body wall of Bryozoa in which the ova sometimes undergo the first stages of their development. See Illust. of Chilostoma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ovicell The oöcyst of a polyzoan; a dilatation of the body-wall of the polypid, in which the germs may undergo early stages of their development.
    • n ovicell An early state of the ampullaceous sacs in sponges.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ovum, + cell,

Usage

In literature:

A further characteristic of the fenestrate Catenicellae is the terminal position of the ovicells.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
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