gonidium

noun
go·​nid·​i·​um | \ gō-ˈni-dē-əm How to pronounce gonidium (audio) \
plural gonidia\ gō-​ˈni-​dē-​ə How to pronounce gonidia (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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The first known use of gonidium was in 1882

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“Gonidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonidium. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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