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[goh-nee-uh m]
noun, plural go·ni·a [goh-nee-uh] /ˈgoʊ ni ə/. Cell Biology.
  1. the germ cell during the phase marked by mitosis.
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Origin of gonium

From New Latin; see origin at gon-, -ium


  1. a combining form of gonium: archegonium.
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Historical Examples of gonium

  • My mind swept back over evolution from star-dust to Kartabo compound, from Gonium to man, and to these leaf-cutting ants.

    Edge of the Jungle

    William Beebe

  • This dust-like appearance consists nearly exclusively of species of the most beautiful colors, such as Pandorina, Gonium, &c.

British Dictionary definitions for gonium


n combining form
  1. indicating a seed or reproductive cellarchegonium
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Word Origin for -gonium

from New Latin gonium, from Greek gonos seed
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