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sporogonium

[ spawr-uh-goh-nee-uhm, spohr- ]
/ ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni əm, ˌspoʊr- /
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noun, plural spo·ro·go·ni·a [spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh, spohr-]. /ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspoʊr-/. Botany.
the sporangium of mosses and liverworts.
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Origin of sporogonium

First recorded in 1870–75; sporo- + -gonium

OTHER WORDS FROM sporogonium

spo·ro·go·ni·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporogonium

sporogonium
/ (ˌspɔːrəʊˈɡəʊnɪəm, ˌspɒ-) /

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
the sporophyte of mosses and liverworts, consisting of a spore-bearing capsule on a short stalk that arises from the parent plant (the gametophyte)

Derived forms of sporogonium

sporogonial, adjective
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