ETYM New Lat., from Greek, the first of a race; arche first + genes race, kind.
A female sex organ occurring in mosses, ferns, and most gymnosperms.
Female sex organ found in bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), pteridophytes (ferns, club mosses, and horsetails), and some gymnosperms. It is a multicellular, flask-shaped structure consisting of two parts: the swollen base or venter containing the egg cell, and the long, narrow neck. When the egg cell is mature, the cells of the neck dissolve, allowing the passage of the male gametes, or antherozoids.
Ženski organ paprati.