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) \

Definition of gonidium

: an asexual reproductive cell or group of cells especially in algae (such as volvox)

First Known Use of gonidium

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gonidium

New Latin, from gon- + -idium

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“Gonidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonidium. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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