Spermogonia

spermogonium

[spur-muh-goh-nee-uhm]
noun, plural spermogonia [spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] . Botany, Mycology.
one of the cup-shaped or flask-shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain fungi and red algae are produced.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin; see spermo-, -gonium

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spermogonium (ˌspɜːməˈɡəʊnɪəm)
 
n , pl -nia
a reproductive body in some fungi and lichens, in which spermatia are formed

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