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spermogonium

or sper·ma·go·ni·um

[ spur-muh-goh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm /
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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.

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Origin of spermogonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at spermo-, -gonium
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spermogonium
/ (ˌspɜːməˈɡəʊnɪəm) /

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

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