[ spuh-ran-jee-uh-fawr, -fohr ]

nounBotany, Mycology.
  1. a structure bearing sporangia.

Origin of sporangiophore

First recorded in 1870–75; sporangi(um) + -o- + -phore

Words Nearby sporangiophore

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Scientific definitions for sporangiophore


[ spə-rănjē-ə-fôr′ ]

  1. A stalk or branch that bears sporangia.

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