trichogyne[trik′ə jīn′, -jin]
trichogyne definition by Webster's New World
the long, hairlike part of a procarp in red algae, certain fungi, and lichens, acting as a receptor for the male fertilizing bodies
Origin: tricho- plush Classical Greek gynē, woman, female
trichogyne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure in certain fungi or algae.
trichogyne - Science Definition
A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure (called the gametangium) in red algae and certain ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. Male gametes attach themselves to the trichogyne.