[ spawr-yuh-leyt, spor- ]
/ ˈspɔr yəˌleɪt, ˈspɒr- /
verb (used without object), spor·u·lat·ed, spor·u·lat·ing. Biology.
to produce spores.
Related formsspor·u·la·tion, noun
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The life-history of all of these is very similar, the principal difference being in the length of time it takes them to sporulate.Insects and Diseases|Rennie W. Doane
British Dictionary definitions for sporulate
/ (ˈspɒrjʊˌleɪt) /
(intr) to produce spores, esp by multiple fission
Derived Formssporulation, noun
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Medicine definitions for sporulate
[ spôr′yə-lāt′ ]
To produce or release spores.
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