• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Gonidia gō-nid′i-a an old term in lichenology for the green cells (algal constituents) of the thallus
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. gonē, generation, seed.


In literature:

Fructification: the internal mass or contents separating into roundish or lenticular gonidia.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883" by Various
Two or more gonidia may be supported upon each sterigma.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
That the different forms and varieties of gonidia corresponded with parallel types of algae; 4th.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke