trichogyne

trichogyne

[trik-uh-jahyn, -jin]
noun Botany, Mycology.
a hairlike prolongation of a carpogonium, serving as a receptive organ for the spermatium.

Origin:
1870–75; tricho- + -gyne

trichogynial [trik-uh-jin-ee-uhl] , trichogynic, adjective
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trichogyne (ˈtrɪkəˌdʒaɪn, -dʒɪn)
 
n
a hairlike projection of the female reproductive organs of certain algae, fungi, and lichens, which receives the male gametes before fertilization takes place
 
[C19: from tricho- + Greek gunē woman]
 
tricho'gynial
 
adj
 
tricho'gynic
 
adj

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trichogyne   (trĭk'ə-jīn', -gīn')  Pronunciation Key 
A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure (called the gametangium) in red algae and certain ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. Male gametes attach themselves to the trichogyne.
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