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French, from Ancient Greek θρίξ (thríx, hair) + γυνή (gunḗ, female)


trichogyne (plural trichogynes)

  1. (botany, mycology) The slender, hair-like cell which receives the fertilizing particles, or antherozoids, in red seaweeds.
    • 2010, Helen Gwynne-Vaughan, Fungi: Ascomycetes, Ustilaginales, Uredinales, page 54:
      Ascodesmis is a third type which might be derived either directly or through the erysiphaceous type from an endomycetous ancestor; the antheridium and oogonium are but little differentiated, but the latter is furnished with a trichogyne and becomes septate after fertilization; the ascogenous hyphae are few and the sheath simple.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for trichogyne in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)