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oogonium

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noun oo·go·ni·um \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Definition of oogonium

plural

-nia

\-nē-ə\
  1. 1 :  a female sexual organ in various algae and fungi that corresponds to the archegonium of ferns and mosses

  2. 2 :  a descendant of a primordial germ cell that gives rise to oocytes

oogonial

play \-nē-əl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of oogonium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1867


Medical Dictionary

oogonium

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noun oo·go·ni·um \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of oogonium

  1. :  a descendant of a primordial germ cell that gives rise to oocytes

oogonial

\-nē-əl\play adjective



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