noun, plural sporogonia
[spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA). Botany.
the sporangium of mosses and liverworts.
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
the sporophyte of mosses and liverworts, consisting of a spore-bearing capsule on a short stalk that arises from the parent plant (the gametophyte)
noun, Biology. 1. (in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites. noun 1. the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission sporogony spo·rog·o·ny (spə-rŏg’ə-nē, spô-) n. Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of […]
noun, Biology. 1. (in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites. sporont spo·ront (spôr’ŏnt) n. An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.
noun, Mycology. 1. a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores. noun 1. an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
noun, Botany. 1. a modified leaf that bears sporangia. noun 1. a leaf in ferns and other spore-bearing plants that bears the sporangia See also megasporophyll, microsporophyll sporophyll (spôr’ə-fĭl’) A leaf or leaflike organ that bears sporangia.