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[oh-uh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌoʊ əˈgoʊ ni əm/

noun, plural oogonia
[oh-uh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌoʊ əˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA), oogoniums. Biology.
one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to oocytes.
the one-celled female reproductive organ in certain thallophytes, usually a more or less spherical sac containing one or more eggs.
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə), -niums
an immature female germ cell forming oocytes by repeated divisions
a female sex organ of some algae and fungi producing female gametes (oospheres)

oogonium o·o·go·ni·um (ō’ə-gō’nē-əm)
n. pl. o·o·go·ni·ums or o·o·go·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The primitive egg mother cell from which the oocytes develop.
o’o·go’ni·al (-nē-əl) adj.
Plural oogonia or oogoniums


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