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

Definition of sporogonium

: 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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History and Etymology for sporogonium

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

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“Sporogonium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporogonium. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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