noun, plural ascogonia [as-kuh-goh-nee-uh] . Mycology.
the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi.
the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts out the hyphae bearing the asci.

1870–75; asco- + -gonium

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ascogonium (ˌæskəˈɡəʊnɪəm)
n , pl -nia
a female reproductive body in some ascomycetous fungi in which, after fertilization, the asci develop

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