hormogonium

noun
hor·​mo·​go·​ni·​um | \ ˌhȯr-mə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce hormogonium (audio) \
plural hormogonia\ ˌhȯr-​mə-​ˈgō-​nē-​ə How to pronounce hormogonia (audio) \

Definition of hormogonium

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

First Known Use of hormogonium

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hormogonium

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

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“Hormogonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hormogonium. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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