Spermogonium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spermogonium (Bot) A conceptacle of certain lichens, which contains spermatia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spermogonium In botany, a cup-shaped cavity or receptacle in which spermatia are produced. See spermatium, peridium, Puccinia (with cut). Also spermagonium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spermogonium the cavity in which, spermatia are produced
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; spermo-, + Gr. offspring
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sperma—Gr. sperma, spermatosspeirein, to sow.