Sporangium Spo*ran"gi*um (sp[-o]*r[a^]n"j[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Sporangia} (sp[-o]*r[a^]n"j[i^]*[.a]). [NL., fr. Gr. ? a sowing, seed + ? a receptacle.] (Bot.) A spore case in the cryptogamous plants, as in ferns, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • -sporangia — Zoosporangium o [ o]*spo*ran gi*um, n.; pl. { sporangia}. [NL. See {Zo[ o] }, and {Sporangium}.] (Bot.) A spore, or conceptacle containing zo[ o]spores. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporangia — spo·ran·gia (spə ranґje ə) plural of sporangium …   Medical dictionary

  • sporangia — n. sac in which spoors develop (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sporangia — plural of sporangium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plurilocular sporangia — Plurilocular Plu ri*loc u*lar, a. [Pluri + locular.] Having several cells or loculi; specifically (Bot.), having several divisions containing seeds; as, the lemon and the orange are plurilocular fruits. [1913 Webster] {Plurilocular sporangia}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fern — fernless, adj. fernlike, adj. /ferrn/, n. any seedless, nonflowering vascular plant of the class Filicinae, of tropical to temperate regions, characterized by true roots produced from a rhizome, triangular fronds that uncoil upward and have a… …   Universalium

  • Fern — /ferrn/, n. a female given name. * * * Any of about 10,000–12,000 species (division Filicophyta) of nonflowering vascular plants that have true roots, stems, and complex leaves and reproduce by spores. Though ferns were once classified with the… …   Universalium

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

  • Sporangium — Mature sporangium of an Absidia mold …   Wikipedia

  • reproductive system, plant — Introduction       any of the systems, sexual or asexual, by which plants reproduce. In plants, as in animals, the end result of reproduction is the continuation of a given species, and the ability to reproduce is, therefore, rather conservative …   Universalium

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