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Meaning of ascogonium

as•co•go•ni•um

Pronunciation: (as"ku-gō'nē-um), [key]
— pl. -ni•a
  1. the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi.
  2. the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts out the hyphae bearing the asci.
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