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sporulate

[spawr-yuh-leyt, spor-] /ˈspɔr yəˌleɪt, ˈspɒr-/
verb (used without object), sporulated, sporulating. Biology.
1.
to produce spores.
Origin of sporulate
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; sporule + -ate1
Related forms
sporulation, noun
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  • sporulation only takes place outside the body, probably because free oxygen is necessary to the process.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for sporulation

sporulate

/ˈspɒrjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to produce spores, esp by multiple fission
Derived Forms
sporulation, noun
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sporulation in Medicine

sporulation spor·u·la·tion (spôr'yə-lā'shən)
n.
The production or release of spores.

sporulate spor·u·late (spôr'yə-lāt')
v. spor·u·lat·ed, spor·u·lat·ing, spor·u·lates
To produce or release spores.

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