noun \ˌär-ki-ˈgō-nē-əm\
plural ar·che·go·nia\-nē-ə\

Definition of ARCHEGONIUM

:  the flask-shaped female sex organ of bryophytes, lower vascular plants (as ferns), and some gymnosperms
ar·che·go·ni·al \-nē-əl\ adjective


New Latin, from Greek archegonos originator, from archein to begin + gonos procreation; akin to Greek gignesthai to be born — more at arch-, kin
First Known Use: 1854


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