[meg-uh-spaw-ran-jee-uh m, -spoh-]
- a sporangium containing megaspores.
Origin of megasporangium
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- the structure in certain spore-bearing plants in which the megaspores are formed: corresponds to the ovule in seed plantsCompare microsporangium
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- A plant structure in which megaspores are formed, such as those of the female cones of pines.
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