hormogonium

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noun hor·mo·go·ni·um \ˌhȯr-mə-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Definition of hormogonium

plural

hormogonia

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  1. :  a portion of a filament in many cyanobacteria that becomes detached as a reproductive body

Origin and Etymology of hormogonium

New Latin, from Greek hormos chain, necklace + New Latin -gonium — more at series


First Known Use: 1880


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