spermogonium

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sper·mo·go·ni·um

also sper·ma·go·ni·um (spûr′mə-gō′nē-əm)
n. pl. sper·mo·go·ni·a (-nē-ə) also sper·ma·go·ni·a
A cup-shaped reproductive structure in which spermatia and specialized hyphae are produced in certain fungi, especially rust fungi.

[New Latin : sperma, sperm; see sperm1 + -gonium, seed, cell, reproductive structure of a fungus or plant (from Greek gonos, seed; see gono-).]

spermogonium

(ˌspɜːməˈɡəʊnɪəm) or

spermagonium

;

spermogone

(ˈspɜːməʊˌɡɒn)
n, pl -gonia (-ɡəʊnɪə) or -gones
(Botany) a reproductive body in some fungi and lichens, in which spermatia are formed