gonidium

noun

go·​nid·​i·​um gō-ˈni-dē-əm How to pronounce gonidium (audio)
plural gonidia gō-ˈni-dē-ə How to pronounce gonidium (audio)
: an asexual reproductive cell or group of cells especially in algae (such as volvox)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from gon- + -idium

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gonidium was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Gonidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonidium. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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