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carpogonium

[kahr-puh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌkɑr pəˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural carpogonia
[kahr-puh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌkɑr pəˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the one-celled female sex organ of some red algae, that, when fertilized, gives rise to the carpospores.
Origin of carpogonium
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; carpo-1 + -gonium
Related forms
carpogonial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for carpogonium

carpogonium

/ˌkɑːpəˈɡəʊnɪəm/
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
1.
the female sex organ of red algae, consisting of a swollen base containing the ovum and a long neck down which the male gametes pass
Derived Forms
carpogonial, adjective
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