MACROSPORANGIUM

megasporangium, macrosporangium

(noun) a plant structure that produces megaspores

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

macrosporangium (plural macrosporangia)

(botany) A megasporangium; sporangium or conceptacle containing only large spores; opposed to microsporangium.

Source: Wiktionary


Mac`ro*spo*ran"gi*um, n. Etym: [NL. See Macro-, and Sporangium.] (Bot.)

Definition: A sporangium or conceptacle containing only large spores; -- opposed to microsporangium. Both are found in the genera Selaginella, Isoctes, and Marsilia, plants remotely allied to ferns.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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