Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Archegonium, an organ in the sexual stage of the higher cryptogamic plants (q.v.) containing the germ-cell. In gymnosperms (or naked - seeded plants) it is represented by the corpusculum (q.v.), and in angiosperms (or plants whose seeds are enclosed in an ovary) by the synergidic (q.v.).