Definition of synergid in English:

synergid

(also synergida)

noun

Botany
  • Either of two cells which are situated adjacent to the egg cell within the embryo-sac of a flowering plant, and which assist in the process of fertilization. Frequently attributive, especially in "synergid cell".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Botany. From ancient Greek συνεργός working together + -id, after German Synergide.

Pronunciation

synergid

/ˌsɪˈnəːdʒɪd//ˈsɪnəˌdʒɪd/