perigonia

perigonium

[per-i-goh-nee-uhm]
noun, plural perigonia [per-i-goh-nee-uh] . Botany.
the envelope of modified leaves surrounding the antheridia in mosses.
Also, perigone [per-i-gohn] .


Origin:
1810–20; < Neo-Latin; see peri-, -gonium

perigonial, perigonal, adjective
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perigonium

noun
collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils [syn: perianth
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