archegonium (pl. archegonia, adj. archegonial, adj. archegoniate)


archegonium (pl. archegonia, adj. archegonial, adj. archegoniate)

The flask-shaped female reproductive organs on the prothallium in the higher cryptogams corresponding to a pistil in the flowering plants and containing the egg which becomes the sporophyte. See also: antherozoid.


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