[ per-i-goh-nee-uhm ]

noun,plural per·i·go·ni·a [per-i-goh-nee-uh]. /ˌpɛr ɪˈgoʊ ni ə/. Botany.
  1. the envelope of modified leaves surrounding the antheridia in mosses.

Origin of perigonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1810–20; see origin at peri-, -gonium
  • Also per·i·gone [per-i-gohn]. /ˈpɛr ɪˌgoʊn/.

Other words from perigonium

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

Words Nearby perigonium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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