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This article is about a plant structure. For animals and humans, see Ovum
Location of ovules inside a Helleborus foetidus
Ovules produce the female reproductive cells which get fertilized during sexual reproduction in seed plants. The word literally means "small egg."
The megagametophyte (also called the embryo sac in flowering plants) is inside the ovule. The megagametophyte produces the egg cell.
- ↑ "In Search of Green Life". The Great Plant Escape: Teacher's Guide. University of Illinois Extension. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
- ↑ Ovule. Merriam Webster. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
- ↑ Ovule. Your Dictionary. Retrieved July 19, 2020.