[ spuh-ran-jee-uh m ]
/ spəˈræn dʒi əm /
noun, plural spo·ran·gi·a [spuh-ran-jee-uh] /spəˈræn dʒi ə/. Botany, Mycology.
the case or sac in which spores are produced.
Origin of sporangium
< New Latin,
equivalent to spor- spor-
+ Greek angeîon
Related formsspo·ran·gi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporangia
noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
Derived Formssporangial, adjective
Word Origin for sporangium
C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle
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Word Origin and History for sporangia
(plural sporangia), Modern Latin, from Greek spora "spore" (see spore) + angeion "vessel" (see angio-).
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Medicine definitions for sporangia
n. pl. spo•ran•gi•a (-jē-ə)
A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
Related formsspo•ran′gi•al (-jē-əl) adj.
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Science definitions for sporangia
A cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia. Also called spore case
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