- spore case
Origin of sporadic
Examples from the Web for sporadic
This is where the sporadic and hectic handling of the romance in the movies fails.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The chanting—so much a part of protests here for the past 100-plus days—was sporadic through Monday night.
I left Lebanon in June 2012, but we kept in sporadic touch via Facebook.
Sporadic riots and fires did break out later during the festival.
Sporadic fighting also continued in eastern Ukrainian cities on Thursday.Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies|Eli Lake|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the epidemics the mortality is much higher than in the sporadic cases.Disease and Its Causes|William Thomas Councilman
Activity may be sporadic after emergence if the weather is cold.
Before this time, such duties had been sporadic and temporary.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Usage of possessive apostrophe in the original is sporadic and often incorrect (not corrected).
The roaring of rifles did not seem to come nearer, except for detached sounds of sporadic skirmishing.The Key to Yesterday|Charles Neville Buck
Word Origin for sporadic
1650s (implied in sporadical), from Medieval Latin sporadicus "scattered," from Greek sporadikos "scattered," from sporas (genitive sporados) "scattered," from spora "a sowing" (see spore). Originally a medical term, "occurring in scattered instances;" the meaning "happening at intervals" is first recorded 1847. Related: Sporadically.