androgonidium

noun
an·​dro·​go·​nid·​i·​um
plural androgonidia\-​ēə \

Definition of androgonidium 

1 : one of the male cells whose subsequent divisions produce spermatozoids in members of the genus Volvox

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First Known Use of androgonidium

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for androgonidium

New Latin, from andr- + gonidium

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