noun spo·ro·go·ni·um \ˌspōrəˈgōnēəm, -pȯr-\

Definition of sporogonium



  1. :  the sporophyte of a moss or liverwort consisting typically of a stalk bearing a capsule in which spores are produced, developing from a fertilized egg in the venter of the archegonium, and remaining permanently attached to the gametophyte by the base of the stalk which acts as an absorbing organ

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Origin and Etymology of sporogonium

New Latin, from spor- + -gonium (as in archegonium)

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