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Webster 1913 Edition


Corcule

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Cor′cle

(kôr′k’l)
,

Cor′cule

(-kū̍l)
}
,
Noun.
[L.
corculum
a little heart, dim. of
cor
heart.]
(Bot.)
The heart of the seed; the embryo or germ.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Corcule

CORCULE

, CORCLE,
Noun.
[L. It is a diminutive, from cor, the heart.] In botany, the heart of the seed, or rudiment of a future plant, attached to and involved in the cotyledons. It consists of the plume or ascending part, and the rostel, or radicel, the simple descending part.

Definition 2022


corcule

corcule

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Noun

corcule (plural corcules)

  1. (botany, obsolete) The heart of the seed; the embryo or germ.