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[spawr-uh-jen-uh-sis, spohr-]
noun Biology.
  1. the production of spores; sporogony.
  2. reproduction by means of spores.
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Origin of sporogenesis

First recorded in 1885–90; sporo- + -genesis
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British Dictionary definitions for sporogenesis


  1. the process of spore formation in plants and animals
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Derived Formssporogenous (spɔːˈrɒdʒɪnəs, spɒ-), adjective
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sporogenesis in Medicine


  1. Reproduction by means of spores.
  2. Production or formation of spores.
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Related formsspo′ro•genic (-jĕnĭk) null adj.
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sporogenesis in Science


  1. The formation or production of spores. Sporogenesis may result from mitosis or meiosis. Plant spores result from meiosis, whereas fungal spores may result from either mitosis or meiosis depending on the species.
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