synangium

noun
syn·​an·​gi·​um | \ -jēəm \
plural synangia\ -​j(ē)ə \

Definition of synangium

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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History and Etymology for synangium

New Latin, from syn- + -angium

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“Synangium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synangium. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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