megasporangium

noun

mega·​spo·​ran·​gi·​um ˌme-gə-spə-ˈran-jē-əm How to pronounce megasporangium (audio)
: a sporangium that develops only megaspores

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of megasporangium was in 1886

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“Megasporangium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megasporangium. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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