synangium

noun syn·an·gi·um \ -jēəm \

Definition of synangium

plural synangia \-j(ē)ə\
1 :the peripheral part of an arterial trunk from which the branches arise in a lower vertebrate — compare pylangium
2 :a sorus (as in ferns of the family Marattiaceae) made up of sporangia variously united or cohered into a compound structure

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Origin and Etymology of synangium

New Latin, from syn- + -angium


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