microsporangium

noun
mi·​cro·​spo·​ran·​gi·​um | \ˌmī-krō-spə-ˈran-jē-əm \

Definition of microsporangium 

: a sporangium that develops only microspores

Other Words from microsporangium

microsporangiate \-​jē-​ət \ adjective

First Known Use of microsporangium

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microsporangium

New Latin

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