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ascogonium

[as-kuh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌæs kəˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural ascogonia
[as-kuh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌæs kəˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA).
Mycology
1.
the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi.
2.
the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts out the hyphae bearing the asci.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; asco- + -gonium
Related forms
ascogonial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ascogonial

ascogonium

/ˌæskəˈɡəʊnɪəm/
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
1.
a female reproductive body in some ascomycetous fungi in which, after fertilization, the asci develop
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