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From New Latin, from syn- + Ancient Greek ἀγγεῖον (angeîon, a vessel)


  • IPA(key): /sɪˈnændʒi.əm/
  • Hyphenation: sy‧nan‧gi‧um


synangium (plural synangia)

  1. (anatomy) The divided part beyond the pylangium in the aortic trunk of the amphibian heart.
  2. (botany) The boat-shaped sorus of certain ferns.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for synangium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)