[ spuh-ran-jee-uhm ]
/ 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.
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Origin of sporangium
1815–25; <New Latin, equivalent to spor-spor-
+ Greek angeîon
OTHER WORDS FROM sporangiumspo·ran·gi·al, adjective
Words nearby sporangium
, spore case
, spore fruit
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Example sentences from the Web for sporangium
noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
Derived forms of sporangiumsporangial, adjective
Word Origin for sporangium
C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle
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n. pl. spo•ran•gi•a (-jē-ə)
A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
Other words from sporangiumspo•ran′gi•al (-jē-əl) adj.
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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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