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 vessel
Also called spore case.
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noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
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.
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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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