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gametangium

[gam-i-tan-jee-uh m] /ˌgæm ɪˈtæn dʒi əm/
noun, plural gametangia
[gam-i-tan-jee-uh] /ˌgæm ɪˈtæn dʒi ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
an organ or body bearing gametes, as in mosses and liverworts.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin; see gamet-, angio-, -ium
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gametangium

/ˌɡæmɪˈtændʒɪəm/
noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə)
1.
(biology) an organ or cell in which gametes are produced, esp in algae and fungi
Derived Forms
gametangial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from gameto- + Greek angeion vessel
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gametangium
  (gām'ĭ-tān'jē-əm)   
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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