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sporophore

[ spawr-uh-fawr, spohr-uh-fohr ]
/ ˈspɔr əˌfɔr, ˈspoʊr əˌfoʊr /
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noun Mycology.

a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores.

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Origin of sporophore

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

sporophore
/ (ˈspɔːrəʊˌfɔː, ˈspɒ-) /

noun

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