Gonidium meaning

gō-nĭdē-əm
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An asexually produced cell that can generate a new colony, found in certain algae such as volvox.
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A reproductive cell produced asexually in certain algae, as tetraspores or zoospores.
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Any of the chlorophyll-bearing algal cells in lichens.
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An asexually produced cell that can generate a new colony, found in certain algae such as volvox.
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An asexual reproductive cell found in certain algae that form colonies. Gonidia undergo repeated mitoses to form new colonies, which then hatch out of the parent colonies.
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A chlorophyll-bearing, photosynthetic algal cell housed in the thallus of a lichen.
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(lichenology, phycology) A photosynthetic algal cell in the thallus of a lichen; a similar asexual reproductive cell in some algae.
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(zoology) A special groove or furrow at one or both angles of the mouth of many Anthozoa.
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Origin of gonidium

  • New Latin from Greek gonos seed, offspring gono–

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