Definition of Leptosporangiate

1. Adjective. (of ferns) having each sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell. "Leptosporangiate ferns"

Antonyms: Eusporangiate



Medical Definition of Leptosporangiate

1. Of ferns, having sporangia with walls only one cell thick. Compare: eusporangiate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptosporangiate

leptosomatic
leptosome
leptosomes
leptospira canicola
leptospira interrogans
leptospiraceae
leptospiral
leptospiral jaundice
leptospire
leptospires
leptospiroses
leptospirosis
leptospirosis icterohemorrhagica
leptospirotic
leptospiruria
leptosporangiate (current term)
leptosporangium
leptostraca
leptotene
leptotenes
leptothricosis
leptothrix
leptus
leptynite
leptynites
lerdelimumab
lere
lered
leres
leresis

Literary usage of Leptosporangiate

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"The leptosporangiate Ferns." By FO BOWER, Sc.D., FRS, Regius Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow. ..."

2. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"Magnified. After Hooker. i. By a slit transverse to the long axis of the sporangium. The annulus is vertical. In the great majority of leptosporangiate ..."

3. Fossil Botany: Being an Introduction to Palaeophytology from the Standpoint by Hermann Solms-Laubach, Henry Edward Fowler Garnsey (1891)
"... leptosporangiate Ferns during the periods of the Coal-measures, we know on the other hand from Schenk's l researches that there were a considerable ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"... aud leptosporangiate ferns homolo- gize with the fertile spikes alone of ... leptosporangiate ferns and possibly to the carpels and stamens of Cycas. 3. ..."

5. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"In this feature again, Gl. dichotoma approaches the ordinary leptosporangiate type. The central sporangia, above noted as occurring in this species, arise, ..."

6. The Structure & Development of the Mosses & Ferns (Archegoniatae). by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1895)
"also, and in general habit as well as the position of the sporangia comes nearer the leptosporangiate Ferns. Of the Ophioglossaceae ..."

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