[ spawr-yool, spor- ]
/ ˈspɔr yul, ˈspɒr- /

noun Biology.

a spore, especially a small one.

Origin of sporule

From the New Latin word sporula, dating back to 1810–20. See spore, -ule

Related forms

spor·u·lar [spawr-yuh-ler, spor-] /ˈspɔr yə lər, ˈspɒr-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sporule

  • This sporule of the second generation ordinarily detaches itself from its support before germinating.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

British Dictionary definitions for sporule


/ (ˈspɒruːl) /


a spore, esp a very small spore

Word Origin for sporule

C19: from New Latin sporula a little spore
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Medicine definitions for sporule


[ spôryōōl ]


A small spore.
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