Definitions for: Sporangium


[n] organ containing or producing spores



Webster (1913) Definition: Spo*ran"gi*um, n.; pl. Sporangia. [NL., fr. Gr. ?
a sowing, seed + ? a receptacle.] (Bot.)
A spore case in the cryptogamous plants, as in ferns, etc.

Synonyms: spore case, spore sac

See Also: eusporangium, leptosporangium, reproductive structure, tetrasporangium

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