Hormogonium Hor`mo*go*ni"um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a chain + ? generation.] (Bot.) A chain of small cells in certain alg[ae], by which the plant is propagated. [1913 Webster]

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  • hormogonium — hor·mo·go·ni·um (hôr mə gōʹnē əm) n. pl. hor·mo·go·ni·a ( nē ə) A part of a filament of a cyanobacterium that detaches and grows by cell division into a new filament.   [New Latin : Greek hormos, chain, necklace; See ser 2 in Indo European Roots… …   Universalium

  • hormogonium — noun A small, motile filament, formed by some cyanobacteria, that detaches and grows by cell division into a new filament …   Wiktionary

  • hormogonium — hor·mo·go·ni·um …   English syllables

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  • Cyanobacteria — Temporal range: 3500–0 Ma Had n Archean …   Wikipedia

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  • genə- — Also gen . To give birth, beget; with derivatives referring to aspects and results of procreation and to familial and tribal groups. Oldest form *g̑enə₁ , becoming *genə₁ in centum languages. Derivatives include kin, king, jaunty, genius,… …   Universalium

  • hormogonales — ˌhȯ(r)məgōˈnä(ˌ)lēz noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from hormogonium + ales : an order of filamentous blue green algae having the capacity to form hormogonia …   Useful english dictionary

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