: one of the cylindrical outgrowths developing from the swollen sporangium tip in various fungi of the order Mucorales and having contents that divide to form a series of sporangiospores like a chain and simulate conidia upon breakdown of the sporangium wall

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New Latin, from mer- + sporangium

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“Merosporangium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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