[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm/
noun, plural spermogonia
[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA). Botany, Mycology.
one of the cup-shaped or flask-shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain fungi and red algae are produced.
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
a reproductive body in some fungi and lichens, in which spermatia are formed
noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellow, thin, water-insoluble liquid obtained from the sperm whale, used chiefly as a lubricant in light machinery, as watches, clocks, and scientific apparatus. noun 1. an oil obtained from the head of the sperm whale, used as a lubricant
spermolith sper·mo·lith (spûr’mə-lĭth’) n. A concretion in the vas deferens.
noun 1. any of various burrowing rodents of the squirrel family, especially of the genus Spermophilus (or Citellus), sometimes sufficiently numerous to do much damage to crops, as the ground squirrels and susliks. noun 1. any of various North American ground squirrels of the genera Citellus, Spermophilopsis, etc, regarded as pests in many regions
noun a fear of germs See spermatophobia Word Origin spermo- ‘seed’