noun Botany, Mycology.
a hairlike prolongation of a carpogonium, serving as a receptive organ for the spermatium.
Origin of trichogyne
1870–75; tricho- + -gyne
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a hairlike projection of the female reproductive organs of certain algae, fungi, and lichens, which receives the male gametes before fertilization takes place
Word Origin for trichogyne
C19: from tricho- + Greek gunē woman
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A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure (called the gametangium) in red algae and certain ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. Male gametes attach themselves to the trichogyne.
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