"chalaza" Definition

  1. n. The place on an ovule, or seed, where its outer coats cohere with each other and the nucleus.
  2. n. A spiral band of thickened albuminous substance which exists in the white of the bird's egg, and serves to maintain the yolk in its position; the treadle.

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Position in dictionary: 16189 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "chalaza": 4
Words that end with "chalaza": 1
Words that contain "chalaza": 4
Next words in dictionary: chalazae, chalazal, chalazas, chalaze, chalaziferous
Previous words in dictionary: chak, chaja, chaise, chairmen, chairmanship

English Dictionary Definition of chalaza

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