sporiferous

[spuh-rif-er-uh s]
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adjective

bearing spores.

Nearby words

  1. spore print,
  2. sporeling,
  3. spori-,
  4. sporicide,
  5. sporidium,
  6. spork,
  7. sporo-,
  8. sporoagglutination,
  9. sporoblast,
  10. sporocarp

Origin of sporiferous

First recorded in 1830–40; spor- + -i- + -ferous

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Examples from the Web for sporiferous

  • Passing over the rest of the sporiferous fungi, we find amongst the Ascomycetous group several that are highly esteemed.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke