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ovule (n.)

"a little egg," especially one not yet matured and discharged from the ovary of a female mammal, 1821, from French ovule and directly from Modern Latin ōvulum, literally "small egg," diminutive of Latin ōvum "egg" (see ovum).

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Definitions of ovule from WordNet

ovule (n.)
a small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization;
ovule (n.)
a small or immature ovum;
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