gonotheca

noun
gon·​o·​the·​ca | \ ˌgänəˈthēkə \
plural gonothecae\ -​ē(ˌ)sē \

Definition of gonotheca

: the protective covering of a gonangium

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Other Words from gonotheca

gonothecal \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for gonotheca

New Latin, from gon- + -theca

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“Gonotheca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonotheca. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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