sporophore

[spawr-uh-fawr, spohr-uh-fohr]

Origin of sporophore

First recorded in 1840–50; sporo- + -phore
Related formsspo·ro·phor·ic [spawr-uh-fawr-ik, -for-, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌspoʊr-/, spo·roph·o·rous [spuh-rof-er-uh s] /spəˈrɒf ər əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporophore

sporophore

noun
  1. an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
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