micropyle: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mī'kru-pīl"), [key]
— n.
  1. any minute opening in an ovum through which a spermatozoon can enter, as in many insects.
  2. the minute orifice or opening in the integuments of an ovule. See diag. under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: