-gonium(word root) seed
Examples of words with the root -gonium: archegonium
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n combining form
(Biology) indicating a seed or reproductive cell: archegonium.
[from New Latin gonium, from Greek gonos seed]
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a combining form meaning “reproductive structure, esp. of plants,” “group of cells that produce gametes or spores,” “germ cell”: archegonium; oogonium.
[< New Latin < Greek gon(ḗ) generative organs or -gon(os) begetting (see gono-) + New Latin -ium -ium2]
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