From neo-Latin, from mega- 'major' (from Ancient Greek (megas) 'great') + sporangium (from spora + Greek (angeion) 'vessel')
Megasporangium Sentence Examples
In the megasporangium, on the other hand, the four megaspores, which arise from a single mother-cell, are nourished at the expense of the other sporogenous cells and of the tapetum.
In some of the heterosporous forms (Lepidocarpon, Miadesmia) the sporangia were sometimes surrounded by an integument; and since only a single megaspore attained maturity, the structure of the megasporangium suggests a comparison with an ovule.
The latter are more numerous in the microsporangium than in the megasporangium.
These are with few exceptions foliar structures, known in comparative morphology as sporophylls, because they bear the spores, namely, the microspores or pollen-grains which are developed in the microsporangia or pollen-sacs, and the megaspore, which is contained in the ovule or megasporangium.
The megaspores, of which there are many in the megasporangium, have a diameter about three times that of the microspores.