trichogyne [trik-uh-jahyn, -jin] Word Origin noun Botany, Mycology.

  1. a hairlike prolongation of a carpogonium, serving as a receptive organ for the spermatium.

Origin of trichogyne 1870–75; tricho- + -gyne Related formstrich·o·gyn·i·al [trik-uh-jin-ee-uh l] /ˌtrɪk əˈdʒɪn i əl/, trich·o·gyn·ic, adjective British Dictionary definitions for trichogyne trichogyne noun

  1. a hairlike projection of the female reproductive organs of certain algae, fungi, and lichens, which receives the male gametes before fertilization takes place

Derived Formstrichogynial or trichogynic, adjectiveWord Origin for trichogyne C19: from tricho- + Greek gunē woman trichogyne in Science trichogyne [trĭk′ə-jīn′, -gīn′]

  1. A hairlike terminal process forming the receptive part of the female reproductive structure (called the gametangium) in red algae and certain ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. Male gametes attach themselves to the trichogyne.

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