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[zoh-uh-spuh-ran-jee-uh m]
noun, plural zo·o·spo·ran·gi·a [zoh-uh-spuh-ran-jee-uh] /ˌzoʊ ə spəˈræn dʒi ə/. Botany.
  1. a sporangium or spore case in which zoospores are produced.
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Origin of zoosporangium

First recorded in 1870–75; zoo- + sporangium
Related formszo·o·spo·ran·gi·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for zoosporangium

Historical Examples of zoosporangium

  • The oospore on germination usually gives origin to a zoosporangium, but may form directly a germ tube which infects the host.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3


British Dictionary definitions for zoosporangium


noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)
  1. botany a sporangium that produces zoospores
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Derived Formszoosporangial, adjective
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zoosporangium in Science


Plural zoosporangia
  1. A sporangium in which zoospores develop.
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