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sporulate

[spawr-yuh-leyt, spor-]
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verb (used without object), spor·u·lat·ed, spor·u·lat·ing. Biology.
  1. to produce spores.

Origin of sporulate

First recorded in 1880–85; sporule + -ate1
Related formsspor·u·la·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for sporulation

Historical Examples

  • 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

verb
  1. (intr) to produce spores, esp by multiple fission
Derived Formssporulation, noun
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sporulation in Medicine

sporulation

([object Object])
n.
  1. The production or release of spores.

sporulate

([object Object])
v.
  1. To produce or release spores.
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