Dictionary.com

sporangium

[ spuh-ran-jee-uhm ]
/ spəˈræn dʒi əm /
Save This Word!

noun, plural spo·ran·gi·a [spuh-ran-jee-uh]. /spəˈræn dʒi ə/. Botany, Mycology.

the case or sac in which spores are produced.

QUIZZES

WERE YOU BAMBOOZLED BY THE WORDS FROM FEBRUARY?

We understand! Words are tricky that way. Take this quiz on the Words of the Day from February, 2021, to show that you’re far from frumious!
Question 1 of 10
Which Word of the Day means “happening within or being the created world of a story”?
Also called spore case .

Origin of sporangium

1815–25; <New Latin, equivalent to spor-spor- + Greek angeîon vessel
spo·ran·gi·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for sporangium

sporangium
/ (spəˈrændʒɪəm) /

noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)

any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
sporangial, adjective
C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for sporangium

sporangium
[ spə-rănjē-əm ]

n. pl. spo•ran•gi•a (-jē-ə)

A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
spo•rangi•al (-jē-əl) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for sporangium

sporangium
[ spə-rănjē-əm ]

Plural sporangia

A cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia. Also called spore case
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!