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Noun: chalaza (chalazae,chalazas)  ku'ley-zu
  1. Basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle; where integument and nucellus are joined
  2. One of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell

Derived forms: chalazas, chalazae

Type of: animal tissue, plant part, plant structure

Part of: egg, ovule

Encyclopedia: Chalaza