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archegonium

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noun ar·che·go·ni·um \ˌär-ki-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Definition of archegonium

plural

archegonia

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  1. :  the flask-shaped female sex organ of bryophytes, lower vascular plants (as ferns), and some gymnosperms

archegonial

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Origin and Etymology of archegonium

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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