ascogonium

noun as·co·go·ni·um \ ˌas-kə-ˈgō-nē-əm \

Definition of ascogonium

plural ascogonia play \-nē-ə\
: the female sex organ in ascomycetous fungi

Origin and Etymology of ascogonium

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Medical Dictionary

ascogonium

noun as·co·go·ni·um \ ˌas-kə-ˈgō-nē-əm \

medical Definition of ascogonium

plural ascogonia play \-nē-ə\
: the fertile basal often one-celled portion of an archicarp; broadly : archicarp

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