Meaning of oogonium


Pronunciation: (ō"u-gō'nē-um), [key]
— pl. -ni•a -ni•ums.
  1. one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to oocytes.
  2. the one-celled female reproductive organ in certain thallophytes, usually a more or less spherical sac containing one or more eggs.
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