- a reproductive cell produced asexually in certain algae, as tetraspores or zoospores
- any of the chlorophyll-bearing algal cells in lichens
Origin of gonidiumModL, diminutive ; from Classical Greek gonos: for base see gonad
An asexually produced cell that can generate a new colony, found in certain algae such as volvox.
Origin of gonidiumNew Latin, from Greek gonos, seed, offspring; see gono–.