archegonium

noun
ar·​che·​go·​ni·​um | \ˌär-ki-ˈgō-nē-əm \
plural archegonia\-​nē-​ə \

Definition of archegonium 

: the flask-shaped female sex organ of bryophytes, lower vascular plants (such as ferns), and some gymnosperms

Other Words from archegonium

archegonial \-​nē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of archegonium

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for archegonium

New Latin, from Greek archegonos originator, from archein to begin + gonos procreation; akin to Greek gignesthai to be born — more at arch-, kin

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