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sporangium

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noun spo·ran·gi·um \spə-ˈran-jē-əm\

Definition of sporangium

plural -gia \-jē-ə\

  1. :  a structure within which spores are produced

spo·ran·gial play \-j(ē-)əl\ adjective


Origin of sporangium

New Latin, from spor- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi-


First Known Use: 1821


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sporangium

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noun spo·ran·gi·um \spə-ˈran-jē-əm\

Medical Definition of sporangium

plural -gia \-jē-ə\play

  1. :  a structure (as of an alga or fungus) within which spores are produced

  2. spo·ran·gial \-j(ē-)əl\play adjective




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