Harold Koopowitz, California

Melissa – I found it.

November 8, 2013
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Categories: Cytology, Hybridizing, Science, Seeds

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Melissa I think I found  the term you were looking for  that started omb….  It is most likely obturator [  plant anatomy term ]?

Defined as 1) an outgrowth of the funicle, that forms a bridge between the micropyle and other tissues. 2)Part of the ovary of a flower that chemically guides the pollen tube to the micropyle.
Harold
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One Response to Melissa – I found it.

  1. Melissa Reading, California
    November 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Thanks, Harold.  I love the term–do you know that humans have obturator muscles?  The internal and external obturators originate deep in the pelvis, near the sitz bones, and end in the mass of muscles terminating on the trochanter (top of the femur).  There is also an obturator nerve, and a hole in the pelvis itself is called the obturator foramen.  The definition of the Latin word is something that occludes or  blocks up an opening.

    http://biologyarticle.blogspot.com/2012/04/obturator-of-plant.html

    Don’t we have fun with obscure topics out of season?