androgonium

noun

an·​dro·​go·​ni·​um
-ˈgōnēəm
plural androgonia
-ēə
: one of the group of cells that divide to produce androcytes and eventually spermatozoids (as in mosses and ferns)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from andr- + -gonium

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of androgonium was in 1889

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“Androgonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/androgonium. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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