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n. pl. gam·e·tan·gi·a (-jē-ə)
An organ or a cell in which gametes are produced.

[gamet(o)- + Greek angeion : diminutive of angos, vessel + -ium.]

gam′e·tan′gi·al (-əl) adj.


n, pl -gia (-dʒɪə)
(Botany) biology an organ or cell in which gametes are produced, esp in algae and fungi
[C19: New Latin, from gameto- + Greek angeion vessel]
ˌgameˈtangial adj


(ˌgæm ɪˈtæn dʒi əm)

n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
a structure of plants that forms gametes.
[1885–90; < New Latin; see gamet-, angio-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gametangium - cell or organ in which gametes develop
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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