oogonium

noun oo·go·ni·um \ ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm \

Definition of oogonium

plural oogonia play \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-ə\
1 : a female sexual organ in various algae and fungi that corresponds to the archegonium of ferns and mosses
2 : a descendant of a primordial germ cell that gives rise to oocytes

oogonial

play \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of oogonium

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oogonium

noun oo·go·ni·um \ ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm \

medical Definition of oogonium

: a descendant of a primordial germ cell that gives rise to oocytes

oogonial

play \-nē-əl\ adjective

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