- 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.
Origin of oogonium
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It is seldom that more than one antheridium applies itself to an oogonium.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Mycelium present, antheridia with antherozoids, oogonium with single oosphere: Monoblepharidaceae.
Oogonium with the central uninucleate oosphere and the fertilizing tube (a) of the antheridium which introduces the male nucleus.
- an immature female germ cell forming oocytes by repeated divisions
- a female sex organ of some algae and fungi producing female gametes (oospheres)
- The primitive egg mother cell from which the oocytes develop.
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- 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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