[meg-uh-spaw-ran-jee-uh m, -spoh-]
noun, plural meg·a·spo·ran·gi·a [meg-uh-spaw-ran-jee-uh, -spoh-] /ˌmɛg ə spɔˈræn dʒi ə, -spoʊ-/. Botany.
  1. a sporangium containing megaspores.

Origin of megasporangium

First recorded in 1885–90; mega- + sporangium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for megasporangium


noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
  1. 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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megasporangium in Science


Plural megasporangia
  1. A plant structure in which megaspores are formed, such as those of the female cones of pines.
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