the case or sac in which spores are produced.
- Also called spore case .
- spo·ran·gi·al, adjective
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How to use sporangium in a sentence
The fertile shoots terminate in cones, on the modified leaves of which the sporangia are produced.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
The spores are contained in stalked sporangia, and the tetraspores are near the centres of the segments.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
Sporangia distinct, minute, long stipitate, opening above by a distinct lid.
The "net-like, three-winged skeleton" referred to by Rostafinski results from the union at one point of three adjoining sporangia.
In this case the outermost sporangia are often consolidated to form a cortex more or less dense and shining.
British Dictionary definitions for sporangium
any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
- sporangial, adjective
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Scientific definitions for sporangium
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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