Trichogyne


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trichogyne

[′trik·ə‚jīn]
(botany)
A terminal portion of a procarp or archicarp which receives a spermatium.

Trichogyne

 

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.