Definition of Ascogonium

1. [n -NIA]



Medical Definition of Ascogonium

1. The female cell in an ascomycete that is fertilised by the male cell. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascogonium

ascitic tumour
ascititious
ascitogenous
asclepiad
asclepiadaceous
asclepiads
asclepias
ascocarp
ascocarpic
ascocarpous
ascocarps
ascococci
ascococcus
ascogenous
ascogonia
ascogonium (current term)
ascolichen
ascoma
ascomata
ascomycete
ascomycetous
ascomycetous fungus
ascon
asconce
asconoid
ascorbase
ascorbate
ascorbate-cyanide test

Literary usage of Ascogonium

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1. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1898)
"The ascogonium becomes enveloped in other branches which start from below ... The mature ascogonium bears several sacs, each containing eight ascospores. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In others (eg, Ay lana, as far as known at present) no male organ is produced, but there is an ascogonium which does not, however, give" rise to asci ..."

3. A Laboratory Manual in Practical Botany by Charles Herbert Clark (1898)
"The ascogonium becomes enveloped in other branches which start from below ... The mature ascogonium bears several sacs, each containing eight ascospores. ..."

4. Fecundation in Plants by David Myers Mottier (1904)
"F, ascogonium with two cells ; upper cell has two nuclei. ... In speaking of this part of the development the term ascogonium will be used. ..."

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