carpogonium

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noun car·po·go·ni·um \ˌkär-pə-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Definition of carpogonium

plural

carpogonia

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  1. :  the egg-bearing portion of the female reproductive organ in some red algae

carpogonial

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Origin and Etymology of carpogonium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1882


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