hormogonium


hor·mo·go·ni·um

noun \ˌhr-mə-ˈgō-nē-əm\
plural hor·mo·go·nia\-nē-ə\

Definition of HORMOGONIUM

:  a portion of a filament in many cyanobacteria that becomes detached as a reproductive body

Origin of HORMOGONIUM

New Latin, from Greek hormos chain, necklace + New Latin -gonium — more at series
First Known Use: 1880

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