- the case or sac in which spores are produced.
Origin of sporangium
1815–25; < New Latin, equivalent to spor- spor- + Greek angeîon vessel
Also called spore case.
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- the nontechnical name for sporangium
- 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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- A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
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- See 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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