an·​dro·​go·​ni·​um | \ -ˈgōnēəm \
plural androgonia\ -​ēə \

Definition of androgonium

: one of the group of cells that divide to produce androcytes and eventually spermatozoids (as in mosses and ferns)

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First Known Use of androgonium

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androgonium

New Latin, from andr- + -gonium

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“Androgonium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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