[ per-i-goh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈgoʊ ni əm /
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/.
OTHER WORDS FROM perigoniumper·i·go·ni·al, per·i·go·nal, adjective
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At the top of the axis in the male plant rise the antheridia, surrounded by an envelope of modified leaves called the perigonium.