[ spawr-uh-fawr, spohr-uh-fohr ]
/ ˈspɔr əˌfɔr, ˈspoʊr əˌfoʊr /
a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sporophorespo·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
Words nearby sporophore
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Example sentences from the Web for sporophore
The term “receptacle” sometimes applied to these spore-bearing hyphae is better replaced by sporophore.
Stump of Norway Spruce, with a sporophore of polyporus annosus several years old; the inner portions of the stump wholly decayed.Wood and Forest|William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for sporophore
/ (ˈspɔːrəʊˌfɔː, ˈspɒ-) /
an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
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