Definition of sporangiophore in English:


Line breaks: spor¦angio|phore
Pronunciation: /spəˈran(d)ʒɪə(ʊ)ˌfɔː


(In a fungus) a specialized hypha bearing sporangia.
More example sentences
  • Each sporangiophore bears several sporangia, in which spores develop.
  • The fungus can be identified microscopically by the production of its reproductive structures: the sporangiophores and sporangia.
  • This form has similarly shaped peltate sporangiophores.

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