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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cup-shaped cavity or receptacle in which the spermatia of certain lichens and fungi are produced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as spermogonium.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin : sperma, sperm; see sperm1 + -gonium, seed, cell (from Greek gonos, seed; see gono-).

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