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trichogyne

[trik-uh-jahyn, -jin] /ˈtrɪk əˌdʒaɪn, -dʒɪn/
noun, Botany, Mycology
1.
a hairlike prolongation of a carpogonium, serving as a receptive organ for the spermatium.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; tricho- + -gyne
Related forms
trichogynial
[trik-uh-jin-ee-uh l] /ˌtrɪk əˈdʒɪn i əl/ (Show IPA),
trichogynic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trichogynes

trichogyne

/ˈtrɪkəˌdʒaɪn; -dʒɪn/
noun
1.
a hairlike projection of the female reproductive organs of certain algae, fungi, and lichens, which receives the male gametes before fertilization takes place
Derived Forms
trichogynial, trichogynic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from tricho- + Greek gunē woman
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trichogynes in Science
trichogyne
  (trĭk'ə-jīn', -gīn')   
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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