gametangium

noun gam·etan·gi·um \ ˌga-mə-ˈtan-jē-əm \

Definition of gametangium

plural gametangia play \ˌga-mə-ˈtan-jē-ə\
: a cell or organ (as of an alga, fern, or fungus) in which gametes are developed

Origin and Etymology of gametangium

borrowed from German, from Gamet gamete + New Latin -angium "receptacle" (after sporangium)
Note: Introduced, together with the word Gamet, by Eduard Strasburger (see note at gamete).


Medical Dictionary

gametangium

noun gam·etan·gi·um \ ˌgam-ə-ˈtan-jē-əm \

medical Definition of gametangium

plural gametangia play \-jē-ə\
: a cell or organ in which gametes are developed

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