spermocarp

noun
sper·​mo·​carp
plural -s

Definition of spermocarp

: the oogonium together with the ensheathing cells that develop from underlying cells of the parent thallus after fertilization in various algae (such as those of the genera Chara and Coleochaete)

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History and Etymology for spermocarp

sperm- + -carp

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“Spermocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermocarp. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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