synangium

noun syn·an·gi·um \-jēəm\

Definition of synangium

plural

synangia

\-j(ē)ə\
  1. 1 :  the peripheral part of an arterial trunk from which the branches arise in a lower vertebrate — compare pylangium

  2. 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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