gonidial


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go·nid·i·um

 (gō-nĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. go·nid·i·a (-ē-ə)
An asexually produced cell that can generate a new colony, found in certain algae such as volvox.

[New Latin, from Greek gonos, seed, offspring; see gono-.]

go·nid′i·al adj.