One of two small cells lying near the egg in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant.
Either of the two cells that lie alongside of the egg cell in the embryo sac of flowering plants.
One of two small, short-lived nuclei lying near the egg in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant. The synergids are part of the egg apparatus and are thought to help the pollen nucleus reach the egg cell for fertilization.
Origin of synergid
New Latin synergida from Greek sunergos working together synergism