noun Botany, Mycology.
(in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form; a fruiting body.
Origin of sporocarp
First recorded in 1840–50; sporo-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for sporocarp
Historical Examples of sporocarp
A fruiting portion, magnified, showing the structure; a sporocarp, and an antheridium.
Portion magnified, showing the two kinds of sporocarp; the small ones contain microspores.
One of these threads reaches and fertilizes a cell at the apex of the nucleus or solid body of the sporocarp.
British Dictionary definitions for sporocarp
a specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori
the spore-producing structure in certain algae, lichens, and fungi
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