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sporocarp

[spawr-uh-kahrp, spohr-] /ˈspɔr əˌkɑrp, ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Botany, Mycology.
1.
(in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form; a fruiting body.
Origin of sporocarp
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; sporo- + -carp
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  • A fruiting portion, magnified, showing the structure; a sporocarp, and an antheridium.

  • Portion magnified, showing the two kinds of sporocarp; the small ones contain microspores.

  • One of these threads reaches and fertilizes a cell at the apex of the nucleus or solid body of the sporocarp.

British Dictionary definitions for sporocarp

sporocarp

/ˈspɔːrəʊˌkɑːp; ˈspɒ-/
noun
1.
a specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori
2.
the spore-producing structure in certain algae, lichens, and fungi
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