gametangia

gametangium

[gam-i-tan-jee-uhm]
noun, plural gametangia [gam-i-tan-jee-uh] . Botany.
an organ or body bearing gametes, as in mosses and liverworts.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin; see gamet-, angio-, -ium

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gametangium (ˌɡæmɪˈtændʒɪəm)
 
n , pl -gia
biology an organ or cell in which gametes are produced, esp in algae and fungi
 
[C19: New Latin, from gameto- + Greek angeion vessel]
 
game'tangial
 
adj

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gametangium   (gām'ĭ-tān'jē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural gametangia
An organ or a cell in which gametes are produced, such as those of fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns.
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