archegoniate

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archegonium   (är'kĭ-gō'nē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural archegonia
The egg-producing organ occurring in bryophytes (such as mosses and liverworts), ferns, and most gymnosperms. The archegonium is a multicellular, often flask-shaped structure that contains a single egg. Compare antheridium.
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