endosperm meaning

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Noun: endosperm  'endu`spurm
  1. Nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

Derived forms: endosperms

Type of: reproductive structure

Part of: seed

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  1. in exalbuminous seeds, the endosperm is short-lived.
  2. the nucellus is usually degraded and absorbed as the endosperm develops.
  3. a switchover to endosperm dependency occurs around the heart-shaped stage.
  4. the chalazal parts of the endosperm containing free nuclei forms several lobes.
  5. it accumulates in the amyloplasta of the endosperm cells during grain filling.

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