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gametangium

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noun gam·etan·gi·um \ˌga-mə-ˈtan-jē-əm\

Definition of gametangium

plural

gametangia

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  1. :  a cell or organ (as of an alga, fern, or fungus) in which gametes are developed



Origin and Etymology of gametangium

New Latin, from gamet- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi-


First Known Use: 1886


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gametangium

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noun gam·etan·gi·um \ˌgam-ə-ˈtan-jē-əm\

Medical Definition of gametangium

plural

gametangia

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  1. :  a cell or organ in which gametes are developed




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