conjugating tube

noun

: a tube in various algae (as members of the genus Spirogyra) formed by the fusion of a process of one cell with a like process of another sexually opposite cell into a canal and used by one or both gametes in coming together for conjugation

Word History

Etymology

conjugating from gerund of conjugate

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“Conjugating tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conjugating%20tube. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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