archegonium

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archegonium

[‚ark·ə′gōn·ē·əm]
(botany)
The multicellular female sex organ in all plants of the Embryobionta except the Pinophyta and Magnoliophyta.
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With respect to archegoniates, Celakovsky considered the asexual generation (sporophyte) to be antithetic to the sexual generation (gametophyte).
The life cycle of archegoniates could be derived from such a life cycle by suppressing all except the first asexual generation.
In the early debate, the proponents of both theories could use Coleochaete as a model for the algal ancestor of archegoniates.