sporangium

noun
spo·​ran·​gi·​um | \ spə-ˈran-jē-əm How to pronounce sporangium (audio) \
plural sporangia\ spə-​ˈran-​jē-​ə How to pronounce sporangia (audio) \

Definition of sporangium

: a structure within which spores are produced

Other Words from sporangium

sporangial \ spə-​ˈran-​j(ē-​)əl How to pronounce sporangial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of sporangium

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sporangium

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

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sporangium

noun
spo·​ran·​gi·​um | \ spə-ˈran-jē-əm How to pronounce sporangium (audio) \
plural sporangia\ -​jē-​ə How to pronounce sporangia (audio) \

Medical Definition of sporangium

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

Other Words from sporangium

sporangial \ -​j(ē-​)əl How to pronounce sporangial (audio) \ adjective

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