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sporule

[ spawr-yool, spor- ]
/ ˈspɔr yul, ˈspɒr- /
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noun Biology.
a spore, especially a small one.
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Origin of sporule

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sporule

spor·u·lar [spawr-yuh-ler, spor-], /ˈspɔr yə lər, ˈspɒr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporule

sporule
/ (ˈspɒruːl) /

noun
a spore, esp a very small spore

Word Origin for sporule

C19: from New Latin sporula a little spore
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