Oogonium meaning

ōə-gōnē-əm
Any of the cells that give rise through mitosis to the oocytes and are found in the ovaries of vertebrates.
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A female reproductive structure in certain thallophytes and in oomycetes, usually a rounded cell or sac containing one or more oospheres.
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The female reproductive organ in certain algae and fungi, consisting of a large cell in which the eggs (oospheres) are developed.
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Any of the cells from which the oocytes derive.
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Any of the cells that give rise through mitosis to the oocytes and are found in the ovaries of vertebrates.
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A female reproductive structure in certain thallophytes and in oomycetes, usually a rounded cell or sac containing one or more oospheres.
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A female reproductive structure in certain algae and fungi. It is usually a rounded cell or sac containing one or more oospheres.
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A cell that arises from a primordial germ cell and differentiates into an oocyte in the ovary of female animals.
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(biology) An immature ovarian egg within a developing fetus.
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(botany) A sac (the female gametangium) containing oospheres in algae or fungi.
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Origin of oogonium

  • oo– New Latin gonium cell (from Greek gonos seed gono–)

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