Definition of microsporangium in English:

Share this entry

microsporangium

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōspəˈranj(ē)əm/

noun (plural microsporangia /-j(ē)ə/)

Botany
A sporangium containing microspores.
Example sentences
  • Each anther has four microsporangia arranged in pairs in the two lobes.
  • In pollen cones, microsporangia are borne on a single bract without a trace of a second, subtending structure.
  • The microsprophylls of cycads are arranged in strobili and bear clusters of microsporangia on their abaxial surface.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mi·cro·spo·ran·gi·um

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.