Bot. an organ or single cell producing spores
Origin of sporangiumModern Latin ; from spora (see spore) + Classical Greek angeion, vessel
A single-celled or many-celled structure in which spores are produced, especially in fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns. Also called spore case.
Origin of sporangiumNew Latin sporang&imacron;um : spor(o)– + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio–.
From Late Latin sporangium, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ€Î¿ÏÎ¬ (spora, “seed") + á¼€Î³Î³Îµá¿–Î¿Î½ (angeion, “vessel").