Definitions for "Chalaza"
Keywords:  yolk, albumin, spiral, egg, plural
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.
one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell
(plural: chalazae) One of a pair of twisted, cords of albumin found at each end of an egg, joining the shell membrane to the yolk and supporting the yolk centrally within the shell.
The place on an ovule, or seed, where its outer coats cohere with each other and the nucleus.
Ovule structure for the attachment of the nucellus.
The basal region of the ovule where the stalk is attached.
a single hair arising from an elevated base.
(pl. chalazae) A chalaza is a raised sclerotized (hardened by scleroproteins) portion of the cuticle of a caterpillar that bears one to four setae (tactile hairs); each seta arises from a separate raised area.