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 alacrity with which Scott substituted Dictyota for Coleochaete as a model for the ancestor of archegoniates argues that the nature of this ancestor was not his principal objection to Bower's ideas.
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.