from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cup-shaped reproductive structure in which spermatia and specialized hyphae are produced in certain fungi, especially rust fungi.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, a cup-shaped cavity or receptacle in which spermatia are produced. See spermatium, peridium, Puccinia (with cut). Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A conceptacle of certain lichens, which contains spermatia.
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- noun botany A
conceptacleof certain lichens, containing spermatia.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin : sperma, sperm; see sperm + -gonium, seed, cell, reproductive structure of a fungus or plant (from Greek gonos, seed; see gono–).]
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spermo- + Ancient Greek offspring.
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