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Words nearby sporo-
WORDS THAT USE SPORO-
What does sporo- mean?
Sporo- ultimately comes from the Greek sporá, meaning “sowing” and “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 sporo-?
A related adjectival form is -sporous, which means “having spores” or “full of spores.”
Examples of sporo-
An example of a term from biology that features sporo- is sporophyll, “a modified leaf that bears sporangia,” the case or sac in which spores are produced.
The first portion of the word sporo- means “spore,” as we have seen. The -phyll portion of the word may also seem familiar; it means “leaf,” from Greek phýllon. Sporophyll literally translates to “spore leaf.”
What are some words that use the combining form sporo-?
- sporozoan (using the equivalent form of sporo- in Latin)
What are some other forms that sporo- may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for sporo-
Changed "sporo-carps" to "sporocarps" in the caption to figure 520.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray