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A terminal portion of a procarp or archicarp which receives a spermatium.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



the upper, elongated (tubular) part of the female sex organ of red algae (seeCARPOGONIUM) and many ascomycetoüs fungi. The trichogyne is the receptacle for the male gametes, or spermatia.

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