ascogonium

noun
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 ascogonia (audio) \

Definition of ascogonium

: the female sex organ in ascomycetous fungi

First Known Use of ascogonium

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ascogonium

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“Ascogonium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascogonium. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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ascogonium

noun
as·​co·​go·​ni·​um | \ ˌas-kə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce ascogonium (audio) \
plural ascogonia\ -​nē-​ə How to pronounce ascogonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascogonium

: the fertile basal often one-celled portion of an archicarp broadly : archicarp

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