carpogonium

carpogonium

[kahr-puh-goh-nee-uhm]
noun, plural carpogonia [kahr-puh-goh-nee-uh] .
the one-celled female sex organ of some red algae, that, when fertilized, gives rise to the carpospores.

Origin:
1880–85; carpo-1 + -gonium

carpogonial, adjective
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carpogonium (ˌkɑːpəˈɡəʊnɪəm)
 
n , pl -nia
the female sex organ of red algae, consisting of a swollen base containing the ovum and a long neck down which the male gametes pass
 
carpo'gonial
 
adj

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