the female reproductive organ in ferns, mosses, etc.
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
a female sex organ, occurring in mosses, spore-bearing vascular plants, and gymnosperms, that produces a single egg cell in its swollen base
The egg-producing organ occurring in bryophytes (such as mosses and liverworts), ferns, and most gymnosperms. The archegonium is a multicellular, often flask-shaped structure that contains a single egg. Compare antheridium.
archegoniophore archegoniophore (är’kĭ-gō’nē-ə-fôr’) A structure that bears the archegonia in some liverworts. See more at liverwort. Historical Examples The seta is short, the capsule being usually raised upon the archegoniophore. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
. Historical Examples Archemorus was killed by a serpent while his foster-mother was showing the soldiers of Adrastus where they might find a fountain. Storyology Benjamin Taylor This is supposed to have formed part of the sepulchre of Archemorus. Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II) Charles Bucke Description of the obsequies of Archemorus, […]
archelaus ruler of the people, son of Herod the Great, by Malthace, a Samaritan woman. He was educated along with his brother Antipas at Rome. He inherited from his father a third part of his kingdom viz., Idumea, Judea, and Samaria, and hence is called “king” (Matt. 2:22). It was for fear of him that […]
variant of : Archeozoic.