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A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure in certain fungi and algae.
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(Biology) a hairlike projection of the female reproductive organs of certain algae, fungi, and lichens, which receives the male gametes before fertilization takes place
[C19: from tricho- + Greek gunē woman]
ˌtrichoˈgynial, ˌtrichoˈgynic adj
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trich•o•gyne(ˈtrɪk əˌdʒaɪn, -dʒɪn)
a hairlike projection on the female sex organ of red algae, lichens, and some fungi, serving as a receptor for the male gamete.
[1870–75; tricho- + -gyne female sex organ < Greek gynḗ woman]
trich`o•gyn′i•al (-ˈdʒɪn i əl) trich`o•gyn′ic, adj.
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