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1. Endosperm (albumen)
Nutritive tissue in a seed; in angiosperm s it's triploid and is formed in the embryo sac after fertilization. In gymnosperm s, it's haploid and is derived from the sterile portion of the female gametophyte . Compare perisperm .

2. Endosperm
A food storage tissue that provides nutrients to the developing embryo in angiosperms ; formed from the triploid cell produced when a sperm cell fertilizes the central cell. Some endosperm is solid (as in corn), some is liquid (as in coconut).

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