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microsporangium

[ mahy-kroh-spaw-ran-jee-uhm, -spoh- ]
/ 藢ma瑟 kro蕣 sp蓴藞r忙n d蕭i 蓹m, -spo蕣- /
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noun, plural mi路cro路spo路ran路gi路a [mahy-kroh-spaw-ran-jee-uh, -spoh-]. /藢ma瑟 kro蕣 sp蓴藞r忙n d蕭i 蓹, -spo蕣-/. Botany.
a sporangium containing microspores.
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Origin of microsporangium

First recorded in 1880鈥85; micro- + sporangium
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British Dictionary definitions for microsporangium

microsporangium
/ (藢ma瑟kr蓹蕣sp蓴藧藞r忙nd蕭瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -gia (-d蕭瑟蓹)
the structure in certain spore-bearing plants in which the microspores are formed: corresponds to the pollen sac in seed plantsCompare megasporangium
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Scientific definitions for microsporangium

microsporangium
[ m墨鈥瞜r艒-sp蓹-r膬nj膿-蓹m ]

Plural microsporangia
A plant structure in which microspores are formed. The pollen-producing male cones of a pine consist of many microsporangia, where the microspores of the pine develop into pollen grains to be dispersed.
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