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hormogonium

[hawr-muh-goh-nee-uh m]
noun, plural hor·mo·go·ni·a [hawr-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌhɔr məˈgoʊ ni ə/.
  1. 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/.
Related formshor·mog·o·nous [hawr-mog-uh-nuh s] /hɔrˈmɒg ə nəs/, adjective
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