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Meaning of OMPHALODE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Om"pha*lode\, n. [Omphalo- + Gr. ? form.] (Bot.)
The central part of the hilum of a seed, through which the
nutrient vessels pass into the rhaphe or the chalaza; --
called also {omphalodium}.

 

 

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