noun, plural sporangia
[spuh-ran-jee-uh] /spəˈræn dʒi ə/ (Show IPA). Botany, Mycology.
the case or sac in which spores are produced.
noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə)
any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced

sporangium spo·ran·gi·um (spə-rān’jē-əm)
n. pl. spo·ran·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced by progressive cleavage.
spo·ran’gi·al (-jē-əl) adj.
Plural sporangia
A cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia. Also called spore case.


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