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perigonium

[per-i-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌpɛr ɪˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural perigonia
[per-i-goh-nee-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
the envelope of modified leaves surrounding the antheridia in mosses.
Also, perigone
[per-i-gohn] /ˈpɛr ɪˌgoʊn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Neo-Latin; see peri-, -gonium
Related forms
perigonial, perigonal, adjective
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