oogonium

noun
oo·​go·​ni·​um | \ ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce oogonium (audio) \
plural oogonia\ ˌō-​ə-​ˈgō-​nē-​ə How to pronounce oogonia (audio) \

Definition of oogonium

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

Other Words from oogonium

oogonial \ ˌō-​ə-​ˈgō-​nē-​əl How to pronounce oogonial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of oogonium

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for oogonium

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“Oogonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oogonium. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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oogonium

noun
oo·​go·​ni·​um | \ ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce oogonium (audio) \

Medical Definition of oogonium

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

Other Words from oogonium

oogonial \ -​nē-​əl How to pronounce oogonial (audio) \ adjective

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