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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cup-shaped reproductive structure in which spermatia and specialized hyphae are produced in certain fungi, especially rust fungi.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a cup-shaped cavity or receptacle in which spermatia are produced. See spermatium, peridium, Puccinia (with cut). Also spermagonium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A conceptacle of certain lichens, which contains spermatia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A conceptacle of certain lichens, containing spermatia.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin : sperma, sperm; see sperm + -gonium, seed, cell, reproductive structure of a fungus or plant (from Greek gonos, seed; see gono–).]

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spermo- + Ancient Greek offspring.

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