-sporous


a combining form meaning “having spores” of the kind specified by the initial element: helicosporous.

Nearby words

  1. -spermic,
  2. -spermous,
  3. -sphere,
  4. -splain,
  5. -spore,
  6. -st,
  7. -stan,
  8. -stasis,
  9. -stat,
  10. -ster

Origin of -sporous

< Greek -sporos; see spore, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for -sporous

-sporous

adj combining form

(in botany) having a specified type or number of sporeshomosporous
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