archegoniate

1 of 2

adjective

ar·​che·​go·​ni·​ate
-ēˌāt
: bearing archegonia

archegoniate

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
1
: a plant bearing archegonia
2
[New Latin Archegoniatae] : a plant belonging to the division Archegoniatae

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin archegonium + English -ate

First Known Use

Adjective

1886, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of archegoniate was in 1884

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“Archegoniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archegoniate. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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