[ hawr-muh-goh-nee-uhm ]

noun,plural hor·mo·go·ni·a [hawr-muh-goh-nee-uh]. /ˌhɔr məˈgoʊ ni ə/.
  1. Microbiology a portion of filament in cyanobacteria that becomes detached and reproduces by cell division.

Origin of hormogonium

First recorded in 1880–85; from New Latin hormogonium, from Greek horm(ḗ) “impetus, impulse” + -o- + -gonium

Other words from hormogonium

  • hor·mog·o·nous [hawr-mog-uh-nuhs], /hɔrˈmɒg ə nəs/, adjective

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