[ fruhk-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, froo k-, frook- ]
/ ˌfrʌk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌfrʊk-, ˌfruk- /


act of fructifying; the fruiting of a plant, fungus, etc.
the fruit itself.
the organs of fruiting; fruiting body.

Origin of fructification

1605–15; < Late Latin frūctificātion- (stem of frūctificātiō) a bearing of fruit, equivalent to Latin frūctificāt(us) (past participle of frūctificāre; see fructify) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fructification


/ (ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən, ˌfrʊk-) /


the act or state of fructifying
the fruit of a seed-bearing plant
any spore-bearing structure in ferns, mosses, fungi, etc

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Science definitions for fructification


[ frŭk′tə-fĭ-kāshən ]

The producing of fruit by an angiosperm.
A seed-bearing or spore-bearing structure.

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