gametangium

noun
gam·​etan·​gi·​um | \ ˌga-mə-ˈtan-jē-əm How to pronounce gametangium (audio) \
plural gametangia\ ˌga-​mə-​ˈtan-​jē-​ə How to pronounce gametangia (audio) \

Definition of gametangium

: a cell or organ (as of an alga, fern, or fungus) in which gametes are developed

First Known Use of gametangium

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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).

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“Gametangium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gametangium. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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gametangium

noun
gam·​etan·​gi·​um | \ ˌgam-ə-ˈtan-jē-əm How to pronounce gametangium (audio) \
plural gametangia\ -​jē-​ə How to pronounce gametangia (audio) \

Medical Definition of gametangium

: a cell or organ in which gametes are developed

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