spermogonium

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.
  1. 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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spermogonium

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
  1. a reproductive body in some fungi and lichens, in which spermatia are formed
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