sporogonium

noun
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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