as·​co·​go·​ni·​um ˌa-skə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce ascogonium (audio)
plural ascogonia ˌa-skə-ˈgō-nē-ə How to pronounce ascogonium (audio)
: the female sex organ in ascomycetous fungi

Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ascogonium was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Ascogonium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


as·​co·​go·​ni·​um ˌas-kə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce ascogonium (audio)
plural ascogonia -nē-ə How to pronounce ascogonium (audio)
: the fertile basal often one-celled portion of an archicarp
broadly : archicarp
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