archegoniate


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ar·che·go·ni·um

 (är′kĭ-gō′nē-əm)
n. pl. ar·che·go·ni·a (-nē-ə)
A multicellular, often flask-shaped, egg-producing organ occurring in mosses, liverworts, ferns, and most gymnosperms.

[New Latin, from Greek arkhegonos, original : arkhe-, arkhi-, archi- + gonos, offspring; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ar′che·go′ni·al adj.
ar′che·go′ni·ate (-ĭt) adj.
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Adj.1.archegoniate - of or relating to an archegonium
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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Archegoniate individuals were the first to develop (protogynous) within a population and did so within an asynchronous manner.
A theory of alternation of generations in archegoniate plants based upon the ontogeny.
The origin and differentiation of the archegoniate land-plants.