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endosperm

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.

1 A triploid structure found in many seeds of angiosperms: it frequently stores food materials which are broken down during germination.

2 See embryo sac...

See overview in Oxford Index

germ, wheat

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

The embryo or sprouting portion of wheat, comprising about 2.5% of the seed. Contains 64% of the vitamin B1, 26% of the vitamin B2, 21% of the vitamin B6, and most of the fat of the wheat...

See overview in Oxford Index