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Meaning of gonidium

go•nid•i•um

Pronunciation: (gu-nid'ē-um), [key]
— pl. -nid•i•a
  1. (in algae) any one-celled asexual reproductive body, as a tetraspore or zoospore.
  2. an algal cell, or a filament of an alga, growing within the thallus of a lichen.
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