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sporulate

[ spawr-yuh-leyt, spor- ]
/ 藞sp蓴r y蓹藢le瑟t, 藞sp蓲r- /
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verb (used without object), spor路u路lat路ed, spor路u路lat路ing.Biology.
to produce spores.
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Origin of sporulate

First recorded in 1880鈥85; sporule + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sporulate

spor路u路la路tion, noun
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How to use sporulate in a sentence

  • 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

sporulate
/ (藞sp蓲rj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to produce spores, esp by multiple fission

Derived forms of sporulate

sporulation, noun
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