sporangium

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noun spo·ran·gi·um \spə-ˈran-jē-əm\

Definition of sporangium

plural

sporangia

play \spə-ˈran-jē-ə\
  1. :  a structure within which spores are produced

sporangial

play \spə-ˈran-j(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sporangium

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


First Known Use: 1821


Medical Dictionary

sporangium

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noun spo·ran·gi·um \spə-ˈran-jē-əm\

Medical Definition of sporangium

plural

sporangia

\-jē-ə\play
  1. :  a structure (as of an alga or fungus) within which spores are produced

sporangial

\-j(ē-)əl\play adjective

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