Gametangium definition

gămĭ-tănjē-əm
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An organ or a cell in which gametes are produced.
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A plant structure in which gametes are produced.
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An organ or a cell in which gametes are produced, such as those of fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns.
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A gamete-producing organ or cell found in many multicellular protists, algae and fungi, and in the gametophytes of plants.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gametangium
Plural:
gametangia

Origin of gametangium

  • gamet(o)– Greek angeion diminutive of angos vessel –ium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition