sporogonium

noun

spo·​ro·​go·​ni·​um
ˌspōrəˈgōnēəm,
-pȯr-
plural sporogonia
-ēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Sporogonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporogonium. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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