[ trik-uh-jahyn, -jin ]
/ ˈtrɪk əˌdʒaɪn, -dʒɪn /
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noun Botany, Mycology.
a hairlike prolongation of a carpogonium, serving as a receptive organ for the spermatium.
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Origin of trichogyne
OTHER WORDS FROM trichogynetrich·o·gyn·i·al [trik-uh-jin-ee-uhl], /ˌtrɪk əˈdʒɪn i əl/, trich·o·gyn·ic, adjective
Words nearby trichogyne
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Example sentences from the Web for trichogyne
These three elements—trichogyne, trichophoric cell, and carpogenic cell—are regarded as the procarp.
British Dictionary definitions for trichogyne
/ (ˈtrɪkəˌdʒaɪn, -dʒɪn) /
a hairlike projection of the female reproductive organs of certain algae, fungi, and lichens, which receives the male gametes before fertilization takes place
Derived forms of trichogynetrichogynial or trichogynic, adjective
Word Origin for trichogyne
C19: from tricho- + Greek gunē woman
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Scientific definitions for trichogyne
[ trĭk′ə-jīn′, -gīn′ ]
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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