[ spuh-ran-jee-uh m ]
/ 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 vessel
Also called spore case.
Related formsspo·ran·gi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spore case (1 of 2)
the nontechnical name for sporangium
British Dictionary definitions for spore case (2 of 2)
/ (spəˈrændʒɪəm) /
noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
Derived Formssporangial, adjective
Word Origin for sporangium
C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle
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Medicine definitions for spore case
[ spə-răn′jē-əm ]
n. pl. spo•ran•gi•a (-jē-ə)
A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
Related formsspo•ran′gi•al (-jē-əl) adj.
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Science definitions for spore case (1 of 2)
Science definitions for spore case (2 of 2)
[ spə-răn′jē-əm ]
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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