Definition of cupule in English:

cupule

Line breaks: cu¦pule
Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːpjuːl
 
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noun

Botany & Zoology
  • A cup-shaped organ, structure, or receptacle in a plant or animal.
    More example sentences
    • The ovule is surrounded by integument tissues which produce the seed coat, and in the earliest seed plants another layer called the cupule enclosed the entire ovule/seed.
    • Thus, the cupule is a simple uniaxial structure.
    • Lyginopterids bore cupules, which can be described as tulip shaped structures.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin cupula (see cupola).

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