Oogonium Definition

ōə-gōnē-əm
oogonia, oogonium
noun
Any of the cells from which the oocytes derive.
Webster's New World
The female reproductive organ in certain algae and fungi, consisting of a large cell in which the eggs (oospheres) are developed.
Webster's New World

(biology) An immature ovarian egg within a developing fetus.

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Other Word Forms of Oogonium

Noun

Singular:
oogonium
Plural:
ogonia, oogonia

Origin of Oogonium

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

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

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