zoosporangium

[zoh-uh-spuh-ran-jee-uh m]
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noun, plural zo·o·spo·ran·gi·a [zoh-uh-spuh-ran-jee-uh] /ˌzoʊ ə spəˈræn dʒi ə/. Botany.

a sporangium or spore case in which zoospores are produced.

Nearby words

  1. zooplankton,
  2. zooplasty,
  3. zoopraxiscope,
  4. zoosemiotics,
  5. zoosperm,
  6. zoospore,
  7. zoosterol,
  8. zoot suit,
  9. zoot suiter,
  10. zootechnics

Origin of zoosporangium

First recorded in 1870–75; zoo- + sporangium

Related formszo·o·spo·ran·gi·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for zoosporangium

zoosporangium

noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)

botany a sporangium that produces zoospores
Derived Formszoosporangial, adjective

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Science definitions for zoosporangium

zoosporangium

[zō′ə-spə-rănjē-əm]

Plural zoosporangia

A sporangium in which zoospores develop.
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