Definition of Microsporangium

1. Noun. A plant structure that produces microspores.

Generic synonyms: Sporangium, Spore Case, Spore Sac



Definition of Microsporangium

1. n. A sporangium or conceptacle containing only very minute spores. Cf. Macrosporangium.

Definition of Microsporangium

1. Noun. A case, capsule or container that holds microspores. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microsporangium

1. [n -GIA or -GIUMS]

Medical Definition of Microsporangium

1. The smaller of the two kinds of sporangia produced in the sexual life cycle of a heterosporous plant. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microsporangium

microspherical
microspherocytosis
microspherule
microspherules
microspherulites
microsphygmy
microsphyxia
microspike
microspikes
microsplanchnic
microsplenia
microspora
microspora infections
microsporangia
microsporangial
microsporangium (current term)
microspore
microsporea
microspores
microsporic
microsporida
microsporidia
microsporidian
microsporidian keratoconjunctivitis
microsporidians
microsporidiasis
microsporidiosis
microsporocyte
microsporocytes
microsporogenesis

Literary usage of Microsporangium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"microsporangium.—The staminate cones are long and slender and very symmetrical. ... The earlier stages in the development of the microsporangium and in the ..."

2. The Anatomy of Woody Plants by Edward Charles Jeffrey (1917)
"In the lower representatives of the Vasculares the microsporangium is the only type present, and in the heterosporous cryptogams and the seed plants it ..."

3. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"While in the microsporangium the primary sporogenous cells often divide a few times before the mother-cell stage is reached, this is by no means always the ..."

4. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"THE SPORE-PRODUCING MEMBERS THE microsporangium The strobili of Conifers are always ... microsporangium."

5. Morphology of Spermatophytes by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1901)
"THE SPORE-PRODUCING MEMBERS THE microsporangium So far as we can discover, there is no recorded information as to the development of the ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"We cannot accept the view here set forth, that the microsporangium in the Angiosperms is an endogenous structure. The author seems to have in mind the ..."

7. An Introduction to Structural Botany by Dukinfield Henry Scott (1904)
"Selaginella spinosa ; microsporangium in radial section. ... We see that in every respect the microsporangium, throughout its whole development, ..."

8. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"C = part of an older microsporangium, showing the potential ... The microsporangium is naturally a better basis for comparison with the homosporous Lycopods ..."

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