spermagonium

noun

sper·​ma·​go·​ni·​um ˌspər-mə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce spermagonium (audio)
plural spermagonia ˌspər-mə-ˈgō-nē-ə How to pronounce spermagonium (audio)
: a flask-shaped or depressed receptacle in which spermatia are produced in some fungi and lichens

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermagonium was in 1861

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“Spermagonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermagonium. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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