gonangium

[ goh-nan-jee-uh m ]
/ goʊˈnæn dʒi əm /

noun, plural go·nan·gi·a [goh-nan-jee-uh] /goʊˈnæn dʒi ə/, go·nan·gi·ums.

a reproductive polyp of a colonial hydroid, giving rise asexually to medusa buds.

Nearby words

  1. gonadotropin-releasing hormone,
  2. gonads,
  3. gonaduct,
  4. gonalgia,
  5. gonangiectomy,
  6. gonarthritis,
  7. gonarthrotomy,
  8. gonaïves,
  9. goncharov,
  10. goncourt

Origin of gonangium

1870–75; < New Latin, equivalent to gon- gon- + Greek angeîon vessel, reservoir; see -ium

Related formsgo·nan·gi·al, adjective

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