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[mak-roh-spuh-ran-jee-uh m]
noun, plural mac·ro·spo·ran·gi·a [-jee-uh] /-dʒi ə/. Botany.
  1. megasporangium.
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Origin of macrosporangium

First recorded in 1870–75; macro- + sporangium
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Historical Examples of macrosporangium

  • We have already examined in some detail the structure of the macrosporangium or ovule.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

    Douglas Houghton Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for macrosporangium


noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
  1. another name for megasporangium
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