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hormogonium

[hawr-muh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌhɔr məˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural hormogonia [hawr-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌhɔr məˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a portion of filament in blue-green algae that becomes detached and reproduces by cell division.
Also called hormogone [hawr-muh-gohn] /ˈhɔr məˌgoʊn/ (Show IPA).
Related forms
hormogonous [hawr-mog-uh-nuh s] /hɔrˈmɒg ə nəs/ (Show IPA), adjective
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