hormogonium

[ hawr-muh-goh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌhɔr məˈgoʊ ni əm /

noun, plural hor·mo·go·ni·a [hawr-muh-goh-nee-uh]. /ˌhɔr məˈgoʊ ni ə/.

a portion of filament in blue-green algae that becomes detached and reproduces by cell division.

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Also called hor·mo·gone [hawr-muh-gohn]. /ˈhɔr məˌgoʊn/.

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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