an organ that produces spores; fructification.
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Origin of fruiting body
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby fruiting body
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British Dictionary definitions for fruiting body
the part of a fungus in which the spores are producedAlso: fruit body
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Scientific definitions for fruiting body
[ frōō′tĭng ]
A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus. A mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus.
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