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perigonium

[ per-i-goh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈgoʊ ni əm /
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noun, plural per·i·go·ni·a [per-i-goh-nee-uh]. /ˌpɛr ɪˈgoʊ ni ə/. Botany.
the envelope of modified leaves surrounding the antheridia in mosses.
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Also per·i·gone [per-i-gohn]. /ˈpɛr ɪˌgoʊn/.

Origin of perigonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1810–20; see origin at peri-, -gonium

OTHER WORDS FROM perigonium

per·i·go·ni·al, per·i·go·nal, adjective
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