ascogonium

[ as-kuh-goh-nee-uh m ]
/ ˌæs kəˈgoʊ ni əm /

noun, plural as·co·go·ni·a [as-kuh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌæs kəˈgoʊ ni ə/. Mycology.

the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi.
the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts out the hyphae bearing the asci.

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Origin of ascogonium

First recorded in 1870–75; asco- + -gonium

OTHER WORDS FROM ascogonium

as·co·go·ni·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ascogonium

ascogonium
/ (ˌæskəˈɡəʊnɪəm) /

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

a female reproductive body in some ascomycetous fungi in which, after fertilization, the asci develop
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