Meaning of ASCOGONIUM in English

— ascogonial , adj.

/as'keuh goh"nee euhm/ , n. , pl. ascogonia /-nee euh/ . Mycol.

1. the female sexual organ in certain ascomycetous fungi.

2. the portion of the archicarp in certain ascomycetous fungi that receives the antheridial nuclei and puts out the hyphae bearing the asci.

[ 1870-75; ASCO- + -GONIUM ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .