[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m]

noun, plural sper·ma·go·ni·a [spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/.

Botany, Mycology. spermogonium.

Nearby words

  1. sperm-,
  2. sperm-aster,
  3. sperma-,
  4. spermaceti,
  5. spermacytic seminoma,
  6. spermary,
  7. spermatangium,
  8. spermatheca,
  9. spermatic,
  10. spermatic artery


or sper·ma·go·ni·um

[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m]

noun, plural sper·mo·go·ni·a [spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/. Botany, Mycology.

one of the cup-shaped or flask-shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain fungi and red algae are produced.

Origin of spermogonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at spermo-, -gonium

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British Dictionary definitions for spermagonium


noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

a reproductive body in some fungi and lichens, in which spermatia are formed
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