spermocarp

noun

sper·​mo·​carp
plural -s
: 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)

Word History

Etymology

sperm- + -carp

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“Spermocarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermocarp. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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