ascogonium
noun (plural ascogonia) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1875 the female sex organ in ascomycetous fungi

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  • ascogonium — [as΄kō gō′nē əm] n. pl. ascogonia [as΄kō gō′nēə] [ModL < ASCO + GONIUM] Bot. the female reproductive structure in an ascomycetous fungus …   English World dictionary

  • ascogonium — (as ko go ne um; pl., ascogonia) The receiving (female) organ in ascomycetous fungi which, after fertilization, gives rise to ascogenous hyphae and later to asci and ascospores …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • ascogonium — ascogonial, adj. /as keuh goh nee euhm/, n., pl. ascogonia / nee euh/. Mycol. 1. the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi. 2. the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts… …   Universalium

  • ascogonium — The female cell in an ascomycete that is fertilized by the male cell. * * * as·co·go·ni·um .as kə gō nē əm n, pl nia nē ə the fertile basal often one celled portion of an archicarp broadly ARCHICARP * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • ascogonium — n. female sexual organ found in certain mushrooms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascogonium — as·co·go·ni·um …   English syllables

  • ascogonium — as•co•go•ni•um [[t]ˌæs kəˈgoʊ ni əm[/t]] n. pl. ni•a [[t] ni ə[/t]] fng the reproductive sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • ascogonium — /æskəˈgoʊniəm/ (say askuh gohneeuhm) noun (plural ascogonia /æskəˈgoʊniə/ (say askuh gohneeuh)) (in certain ascomycetous fungi) 1. ) the female sexual organ; the archicarp. 2. ) the portion of the archicarp which receives the antheridial nuclei… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ascogonium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mating in fungi — is a complex process governed by mating types. Research on fungal mating has focused on only a few model species[1]. Since not all of the fungi reproduce sexually and many that do are isogamous, the terms male and female do not apply to this… …   Wikipedia

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