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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.
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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
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(ˌgæm ɪˈtæn dʒi əm)

n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
a structure of plants that forms gametes.
[1885–90; < New Latin; see gamet-, angio-]
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Noun1.gametangium - cell or organ in which gametes develop
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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In other species, the sporophytic cycle is seasonal although the gametangial cycle is not, e.g.
Phymatolithon repandum and Mesophyllum printzianum have uniporate gametangial conceptacles and multiporate tetrasporangial conceptacles, making these life cycle stages easy to distinguish.