sporangium

noun
spo·​ran·​gi·​um | \spə-ˈran-jē-əm \
plural sporangia\spə-​ˈran-​jē-​ə \

Definition of sporangium 

: a structure within which spores are produced

Other Words from sporangium

sporangial \spə-​ˈran-​j(ē-​)əl \ 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 \
plural -gia\-​jē-​ə \

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 \ adjective

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