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sporogonium

[spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni əm, ˌspoʊr-/
noun, plural sporogonia
[spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
the sporangium of mosses and liverworts.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; sporo- + -gonium
Related forms
sporogonial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporogonium

sporogonium

/ˌspɔːrəʊˈɡəʊnɪəm; ˌspɒ-/
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
1.
the sporophyte of mosses and liverworts, consisting of a spore-bearing capsule on a short stalk that arises from the parent plant (the gametophyte)
Derived Forms
sporogonial, adjective
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