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(pl. oogonia)

1 The female sex organ (gametangium) of algae and fungi.

2 Any of the immature sex cells in the animal ovary that give rise to oocytes by mitotic divisions (see oogenesis).

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.

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