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n. pl. spo·ran·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A single-celled or many-celled structure in which spores are produced, especially in fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns. Also called spore case.
[New Latin sporangīum : spor(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio-.]
spo·ran′gi·al (-jē-əl) adj.
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n, pl -gia (-dʒɪə)
(Biology) any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
[C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle]
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spo•ran•gi•um(spəˈræn dʒi əm)
n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
the case or sac in which spores are produced.
[1815–25; < New Latin, =spor- spor- + Greek angeîon vessel]
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A plant cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia.
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A structure in which spores are produced and stored.
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|Noun||1.||sporangium - organ containing or producing spores|
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
microsporangium - a plant structure that produces microspores
eusporangium - a sporangium that arises from a group of epidermal cells
leptosporangium - a sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell; characteristic of the Filicales or of almost all modern ferns
tetrasporangium - a sporangium containing four asexual spores
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