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carpogonium

[ kahr-puh-goh-nee-uhm ]

noun

, plural car·po·go·ni·a [kahr-p, uh, -, goh, -nee-, uh].
  1. the one-celled female sexual organ of some red algae, which, when fertilized, gives rise to the carpospores.


carpogonium

/ ˌkɑːpəˈɡəʊnɪəm /

noun

  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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcarpoˈgonial, adjective
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Other Words From

  • carpo·goni·al adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of carpogonium1

First recorded in 1880–85; carpo- 1 + -gonium

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