fructification

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. fructed,
  2. fructi-,
  3. fructidor,
  4. fructiferous,
  5. fructiferously,
  6. fructificative,
  7. fructifier,
  8. fructify,
  9. fructo-,
  10. fructofuranose

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

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British Dictionary definitions for fructification

fructification

/ (ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən, ˌfrʊk-) /

noun

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

fructification

[ frŭk′tə-fĭ-kāshən ]

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