Oogonium

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oogonium

[‚ō·ə′gō·nē·əm]
(botany)
The unisexual female sex organ in oogamous algae and fungi.
(histology)
A descendant of a primary germ cell which develops into an oocyte.

Oogonium

 

the female sex organ (gametangium) of many lower plants that are characterized by oogamy. A single egg cell develops in the oogonium. Several egg cells rarely develop, for example, in Cyclosporeae brown algae. The oogonium is usually unicellular; less frequently, is it multicellular, for example, in Charophyta algae.