zoosporangium

[ zoh-uh-spuh-ran-jee-uhm ]
/ ˌzoʊ ə spəˈræn dʒi əm /

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.

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Origin of zoosporangium

First recorded in 1870–75; zoo- + sporangium

OTHER WORDS FROM zoosporangium

zo·o·spo·ran·gi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zoosporangium

zoosporangium
/ (ˌzəʊəspɔːˈrændʒɪəm) /

noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)

botany a sporangium that produces zoospores

Derived forms of zoosporangium

zoosporangial, adjective
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Scientific definitions for zoosporangium

zoosporangium
[ zō′ə-spə-rănjē-əm ]

Plural zoosporangia

A sporangium in which zoospores develop.
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