New Latin from Greek karpogonosbearing fruitkarposfruitcarpo–gonosoffspringgenə- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Carpogonium Sentence Examples
This is the carpogonium; it consists of a ventral portion which contains a nucleus, but in which no oosphere is differentiated, and an elongated tubular portion known as the trichogyne, into which the cytoplasm extends.
The ventral portion of the carpogonium may be imbedded deep in the thallus in the massive species; the trichogyne, however, always reaches the surface.
The first effect of fertilization is the occlusion of the trichogyne from the fertilized carpogonium.
The carpogonium germinates forthwith, drawing its nourishment almost wholly from the parent plant.
In Batrachospermum filaments arise from the carpogonium on all sides; in Chantransia and Scinaia on one side only; in Helminthora the filaments are enclosed in a dense mucilage; in Nemalion, prior to the formation of the filaments, a sterile segment is cut off below.