trichogyne[trik′ə jīn′, -jin]
the long, hairlike part of a procarp in red algae, certain fungi, and lichens, acting as a receptor for the male fertilizing bodies
Origin of trichogynetricho- + Classical Greek gynē, woman, female
A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure in certain fungi and algae.
French, from Ancient Greek θρίξ (thriks, “hair”) + γυνή (gunē, “female”)