noun, plural car·po·go·ni·a [kahr-puh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌkɑr pəˈgoʊ ni ə/.
the one-celled female sex organ of some red algae, that, when fertilized, gives rise to the carpospores.
Origin of carpogonium
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noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
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
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