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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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Branches of the central axis arranged spirally, leaving scars after being detached; terminated with two superficial cells encircling a gametangium, cells polyhedral or globular, 100-130 [micro]m in diam., with bulbous apices.
The gametangium, in which the gametes are produced, is part of the sexual reproductive organ in most gymnosperms and all lower vascular plants.