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gonidium

 [go-nid´e-um] (L.)
1. the algal component of the thallus of a lichen.
2. a motile reproductive unit of certain nitrogen-fixing bacteria. adj., adj gonid´ial.

gonidium

(gō-nĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. gonid·ia (-ē-ə)
An asexually produced cell that can generate a new colony, found in certain algae such as volvox.

go·nid′i·al adj.

gonidium

pl. gonidia [Gr.]
1. the algal component of the thallus of a lichen.
2. a motile reproductive unit of certain nitrogen-fixing bacteria.