In fungi, the female reproductive structure of such oomycetes as Pythium spp. and Phytophthora spp. containing one or more gametes.
Female sexual structure in certain algae and fungi, containing one or more gametes. After fertilization the oogonium contains the oospore.
• (n.) A special cell in certain cryptogamous plants containing oospheres, as in the rockweeds (Fucus), and the orders Vaucherieae and Peronosporeae.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/oogonium/
(o″o-go´ne-әm) [Gr.], a primordial oocyte during fetal development; near the time of birth it becomes a primary oocyte.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
A female gametangium that contains one or more discrete gametes. (Pl. oogonia.) Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_O.htm
Female sexual structure in certain algae and fungi, containing one or more gametes. After fertilization the oogonium contains the oospore. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Oogonium: A female ancestral germ cell that divides several times to give rise to an oocyte that, in turn, develops into an ovum (an egg). The second 'o' in oogonium is pronounced separately from the first: o·o·gon·i·um. The word was created from the prefix 'oo-' (Greek oon, egg) + 'gonium' (New Latin for cell) = the egg cell.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4642
Type: Term Pronunciation: ō′ō-gō′nē-ŭm, -ă Definitions: 1. Primordial germ cells; proliferate by mitotic division. All oogonia develop into primary oocytes before birth occurs; no oogonia are present after birth. 2. In fungi, the female gametangium bearing one or more oospores.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=62682
• (BOTANY) The female sex organ of certain algae and fungi, containing one or more oospheres. • (ZOOLOGY) A cell of an animal ovary which undergoes repeated mitosis and eventually gives rise to oocytes.Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/O/oogonium.html
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