oosphere

oosphere

[oh-uh-sfeer]
noun Biology.
an unfertilized egg within an oogonium.

Origin:
1870–75; oo- + -sphere

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oosphere (ˈəʊəˌsfɪə)
 
n
a large female gamete produced in the oogonia of algae and fungi

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oosphere o·o·sphere (ō'ə-sfēr')
n.
A large nonmotile female gamete or egg cell, formed in an oogonium and ready for fertilization.

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oosphere   (ō'ə-sfîr')  Pronunciation Key 
A large nonmotile female gamete formed in an oogonium, such as the eggs formed in the oogonium of an oomycete.
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