oogonium


oo·go·ni·um

noun \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm\
plural -nia \-nē-ə\

Definition of OOGONIUM

1
:  a female sexual organ in various algae and fungi that corresponds to the archegonium of ferns and mosses
2
:  a descendant of a primordial germ cell that gives rise to oocytes
oo·go·ni·al \-nē-əl\ adjective

Origin of OOGONIUM

New Latin
First Known Use: 1867

oo·go·ni·um

noun \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OOGONIUM

: a descendant of a primordial germ cell that gives rise to oocytes
oo·go·ni·al \-nē-əl\ adjective

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