merosporangium

noun
mer·​o·​spo·​ran·​gi·​um

Definition of merosporangium

: 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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History and Etymology for merosporangium

New Latin, from mer- + sporangium

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“Merosporangium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merosporangium. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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