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oogonium

[ oh-uh-goh-nee-uhm ]
/ 藢o蕣 蓹藞go蕣 ni 蓹m /
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noun, plural o路o路go路ni路a [oh-uh-goh-nee-uh], /藢o蕣 蓹藞go蕣 ni 蓹/, o路o路go路ni路ums.Biology.
one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to oocytes.
the one-celled female reproductive organ in certain thallophytes, usually a more or less spherical sac containing one or more eggs.
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Origin of oogonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1865鈥70; see origin at oo-, -gonium

OTHER WORDS FROM oogonium

o路o路go路ni路al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for oogonium

oogonium
/ (藢蓹蕣蓹藞伞蓹蕣n瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -nia (-n瑟蓹) or -niums
an immature female germ cell forming oocytes by repeated divisions
a female sex organ of some algae and fungi producing female gametes (oospheres)

Derived forms of oogonium

oogonial, adjective
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Scientific definitions for oogonium

oogonium
[ 艒鈥采-g艒n膿-蓹m ]

Plural oogonia oogoniums
A female reproductive structure in certain algae and fungi. It is usually a rounded cell or sac containing one or more oospheres.
A cell that arises from a primordial germ cell and differentiates into an oocyte in the ovary of female animals.
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