[ spawr-yool, spor- ]

  1. a spore, especially a small one.

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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How to use sporule in a sentence

  • According to Fée, when placed in water they burst and dissolve into excessively minute sporules.

    Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
  • The Pear-tree blight is produced by the poisonous impression of the seeds (sporules) of a microscopic fungus.

    American Pomology | J. A. Warder
  • After this fact one need not be surprised at the diffusion of the far lighter and smaller sporules of cryptogamic plants.

  • Again there is concentration of pigment and the formation of little sporules.

  • The sporules, which are very numerous, are inclosed in Fig. 152.

    Botany for Ladies | Jane Loudon

British Dictionary definitions for sporule


/ (ˈspɒruːl) /

  1. a spore, esp a very small spore

Origin of sporule

C19: from New Latin sporula a little spore

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