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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The cell towards the neck of the archegonium is a mononucleate neck canal cell (mnc) with little cytoplasm (Fig.
Most of the cytoplasm of the canal cells has decomposed into an amorphous mucilaginous material, which moves towards the opening of the archegonium when met with water (Fig.
Sections of archegonia clearly demonstrated a short neck, a binucleate neck canal cell and an egg for each archegonium (Fig.