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spermagonium

[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural spermagonia
[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Botany, Mycology. spermogonium.

spermogonium

or spermagonium

[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural spermogonia
[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA).
Botany, Mycology.
1.
one of the cup-shaped or flask-shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain fungi and red algae are produced.
Origin of spermogonium
1855-1860
From New Latin, dating back to 1855-60; See origin at spermo-, -gonium
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British Dictionary definitions for spermagonium

spermogonium

/ˌspɜːməˈɡəʊnɪəm/
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
1.
a reproductive body in some fungi and lichens, in which spermatia are formed
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