spore case


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spore case

spore case

n
(Biology) the nontechnical name for sporangium

spore′ case`


n.
a structure containing spores; sporangium.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spore case - organ containing or producing sporesspore case - organ containing or producing spores
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
macrosporangium, megasporangium - a plant structure that produces megaspores
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
2.spore case - specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori or clusters of sporangiaspore case - specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori or clusters of sporangia
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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I have also heard of the word `sporange', meaning a spore case.
In this species, the spore cases are arranged in clusters at the upper end of a leafless, fertile stalk.