gametangium

[ gam-i-tan-jee-uhm ]

noun,plural gam·e·tan·gi·a [gam-i-tan-jee-uh]. /ˌgæm ɪˈtæn dʒi ə/. Botany.
  1. an organ or body bearing gametes, as in mosses and liverworts.

Origin of gametangium

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From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at gamet-, angio-, -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for gametangium

gametangium

/ (ˌɡæmɪˈtændʒɪəm) /


nounplural -gia (-dʒɪə)
  1. biology an organ or cell in which gametes are produced, esp in algae and fungi

Origin of gametangium

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C19: New Latin, from gameto- + Greek angeion vessel

Derived forms of gametangium

  • gametangial, adjective

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Scientific definitions for gametangium

gametangium

[ găm′ĭ-tănjē-əm ]


Plural gametangia
  1. An organ or a cell in which gametes are produced, such as those of fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns.

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