carpogonium
noun (plural carpogonia) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 the egg-bearing portion of the female reproductive organ in some thallophytes (as red algae) • carpogonial adjective

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  • Carpogonĭum — Carpogonĭum, s. Karpogon …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • carpogonium — [kär΄pə gō′nē əm] n. pl. carpogonia [kär΄pə gō′nēə] [ModL: see CARPO & GONIUM] the female reproductive organ in red algae …   English World dictionary

  • carpogonium — carpogonial, adj. /kahr peuh goh nee euhm/, n., pl. carpogonia / nee euh/. the one celled female sex organ of some red algae, that, when fertilized, gives rise to the carpospores. [1880 85; CARPO 1 + GONIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • carpogonium — car·po·go·ni·um (kahr″po goґne əm) 1. the female sex organ (ascogonium) of members of the order Erysiphales. 2. the female sex organ of any of various algae. 3. ascogonium …   Medical dictionary

  • carpogonium — car·po·go·ni·um …   English syllables

  • carpogonium — car•po•go•ni•um [[t]ˌkɑr pəˈgoʊ ni əm[/t]] n. pl. ni•a [[t] ni ə[/t]] mcr the one celled female sex organ of some red algae that gives rise to the carpospores when fertilized • Etymology: 1880–85 car po•go′ni•al, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • carpogonium — /kapəˈgoʊniəm/ (say kahpuh gohneeuhm) noun (plural carpogonia /kapəˈgoʊniə/ (say kahpuh gohneeuh)) the one celled female sex organ of the red algae (division Rhodophyta) which, when fertilised, gives rise to the carpospores. {New Latin; see carpo …   Australian English dictionary

  • carpogonium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red algae — Taxobox color = #taxobox color|Plantae name = Red algae image width = 240px domain = Eukaryota unranked phylum = Archaeplastida phylum = Rhodophyta phylum authority = Wettstein, 1922 subdivision ranks = Class subdivision = *Rhodophyceae(There… …   Wikipedia

  • Polysiphonia — Taxobox color = khaki name = Polysiphonia image width = 240px regnum = Protista phylum = Rhodophyta classis = Florideophyceae ordo = Ceramiales familia = Rhodomelaceae genus = Polysiphonia genus authority = Greville subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

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