sporophore

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

a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores.

Nearby words

  1. sporogenesis,
  2. sporogenous,
  3. sporogonium,
  4. sporogony,
  5. sporont,
  6. sporophorous,
  7. sporophyll,
  8. sporophyte,
  9. sporoplasm,
  10. sporopollenin

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

/ (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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