[ as-kuh-goh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌæs kəˈgoʊ ni əm /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for 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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