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Meaning of carpogonium

car•po•go•ni•um

Pronunciation: (kär"pu-gō'nē-um), [key]
— pl. -ni•a
  1. the one-celled female sex organ of some red algae, that, when fertilized, gives rise to the carpospores.
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