Definitions for "Oogonium"
(oh´ eh go´ nee um) • In some algae and fungi, a cell in which an egg is produced.
The earliest recognisable form of the ovum, or egg; present only in the ovaries of fetuses. Multiplies by the process of mitosis before developing into oocytes by the process of meiosis. The male equivalent (the spermatogonium) normally persists in the testicles till old age. Plural, oogonia.
(Gr. ôon: egg; gonos: generation) n. (pl. oogonia) The female sexual organ in Carophytes, of algae and fungi.