noun (plural spermagonia) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1861 a flask-shaped or depressed receptacle in which spermatia are produced in some fungi and lichens

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  • spermagonium — [spʉr΄məgō′nē əm] n. pl. spermagonia [spʉr΄mə gō′nē ə] [ModL < LL sperma,SPERM1 + ModL gonium, GONIUM] Bot. a flasklike structure found in certain fungi and lichens, which produces small, nonmotile sperm cells ( spermatia) …   English World dictionary

  • spermagonium — n.; pl. ia [Gr. sperma, seed; gonos, offspring] (NEMATA) The sperm producing structure of a digonic female …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spermagonium — /sperr meuh goh nee euhm/, n., pl. spermagonia / nee euh/. Bot., Mycol. spermogonium. * * * …   Universalium

  • spermagonium — sper·ma·go·ni·um …   English syllables

  • spermagonium — sper•ma•go•ni•um [[t]ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm[/t]] n. pl. ni•a [[t] ni ə[/t]] bot fng one of the cup shaped or flask shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain fungi and red algae are produced • Etymology: 1855–60 < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • spermagonium — …   Useful english dictionary

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  • spermagonial — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|gōnēəl adjective Etymology: New Latin spermagonium + English al : of, relating to, or being a spermagonium …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermogonium — /sperr meuh goh nee euhm/, n., pl. spermogonia / nee euh/. Bot., Mycol. one of the cup shaped or flask shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain fungi and red algae are produced. Also, spermagonium. [1855 60; < NL; see SPERMO , GONIUM] …   Universalium

  • pollen — Synonyms and related words: androcyte, antheridium, antherozoid, male gamete, milt, protein, scum, seed, semen, seminal fluid, sperm, sperm cell, spermagonium, spermatic fluid, spermatid, spermatiophore, spermatium, spermatocyte, spermatogonium,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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