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sporule

[spawr-yool, spor-] /ˈspɔr yul, ˈspɒr-/
noun, Biology.
1.
a spore, especially a small one.
Origin of sporule
1810-1820
From the New Latin word sporula, dating back to 1810-20. See spore, -ule
Related forms
sporular
[spawr-yuh-ler, spor-] /ˈspɔr yə lər, ˈspɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • This sporule of the second generation ordinarily detaches itself from its support before germinating.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for sporule

sporule

/ˈspɒruːl/
noun
1.
a spore, esp a very small spore
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin sporula a little spore
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sporule in Medicine

sporule spor·ule (spôr'yōōl)
n.
A small spore.

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