oogonium

noun
oo·​go·​ni·​um | \ˌō-ə-ˈgō-nē-əm \
plural oogonia\ ˌō-​ə-​ˈgō-​nē-​ə \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of oogonium

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

Other Words from oogonium

oogonial \ -​nē-​əl \ adjective

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