“Many people get unlimited mileage out of a limited vocabulary.” (Graffiti)
I addressed this as well in my PIX 11 Commentary.
But, surprisingly enough, there may indeed be a nucule. Though most don’t know it.
Literary usage of Nucule
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
“… that fruit which is otherwise called a gland or acorn, or any small, hard, one-seeded pericarp. The female organ in Chara ia also calli-il a nucule. …”
2. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
“The nucule therefore stai in the monoecious … a and a nucule 5, c its Crown ; ß sterile lateral leaflet … m the basal node of the nucule (X …”
3. Class Book of Botany: Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable by John Hutton Balfour (1852)
“The nucule is produced on the axil of a branch, and consists Fig. 1056. Fig. 1057. … The globule is usually placed immediately below the nucule (Figs. …”
4. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
“The nucule is an ovoid sac with five long cells spirally Fig. 41. Antheridia of Chara fragilis:—A, antheridium developed at base of …”