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gonangium

[goh-nan-jee-uh m] /goʊˈnæn dʒi əm/
noun, plural gonangia
[goh-nan-jee-uh] /goʊˈnæn dʒi ə/ (Show IPA),
gonangiums.
1.
a reproductive polyp of a colonial hydroid, giving rise asexually to medusa buds.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to gon- gon- + Greek angeîon vessel, reservoir; see -ium
Related forms
gonangial, adjective
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