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Words nearby spori-
WORDS THAT USE SPORI-
What does spori- mean?
Spori- ultimately comes from the Greek sporá, meaning “sowing” or “seed.” Sporadic, meaning “occasional,” comes from the related Greek sporadikós. Find out what sporadic has to do with seeds at our entry.
What are variants of spori-?
Spori- is a variant of sporo-, which loses its –o- when combined with words or word elements of Latin origin.
A related adjectival form is -sporous, which means “having spores” or, literally, “full of spores.”
Examples of spori-
One example of a scientific term featuring spori- is sporicide, “an encysted spore developed from a zygote.”
The form spori- means “spore,” as we have seen, while the -cide portion of the word means “killer,” ultimately from Latin caedere, “to kill.” Sporicide literally translates to “spore killer.”
What are some words that use the combining form spori-?
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