[si-nur-jid, sin-er-]
noun Botany.
one of two small cells that lie inside the embryo sac of a flowering plant and nourish the ovum.

synergidal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To synergidal
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
synergid  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (sĭ-nûr'jĭd, sĭn'ər-)  Pronunciation Key 
One of two small, short-lived nuclei lying near the egg in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant. The synergids are part of the egg apparatus and are thought to help the pollen nucleus reach the egg cell for fertilization. See more at egg apparatus, embryo sac.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature