Science VOC.txt

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  1. HAPLOID
    *having only one of each type of chromosome normally found in the cells of an organism
  2. SEPAL
    *the outermost appendage of a flower; often small green and leaf like
  3. PETAL
    *one of the appendages of a flower; usually colorful; often function to attract pollinators
  4. STAMEN
    *the male reproductive structure of a flower; composed of an anther and a filament
  5. POLLEN
    *the structure that contains the male gamete of a plant; produced in the anther and covered by a productive coating
  6. PISTIL
    *the female reproductive part of a flower; includes the stigma, style, and ovary
  7. OVARY
    *in plants, the part of the pistil connecting the ovules and eventually maturing into the fruit surrounding the seeds; in animals and humans, the female reproductive organ that produces eggs
  8. STIGMA
    *the expanded tip of the pistil; receives the pollen
  9. POLLINATION
    *the process of transferring pollen from the anther to a stigma
  10. OVULE
    *the structure that contains the egg of a plant
  11. SEED
    *a mature ovule consisting of an embryo and stored food enclosed by a seed coat
  12. COTYLEDON
    *the source of food in a seed that aids growth; sometimes called a seed leaf
  13. FRUIT
    *the ripened ovary of a flower

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