fruiting body
noun Date: 1918 a plant organ specialized for producing spores; especially sporophore

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fruiting body — [fro͞ot′iŋ] n. the spore bearing structure of a fungus …   English World dictionary

  • fruiting body — fruit·ing body früt iŋ n a plant organ specialized for producing spores esp SPOROPHORE * * * a specialized structure that produces spores; see illustration at mold and see also carp …   Medical dictionary

  • fruiting body — A specialized structure that holds sexually or asexually produced spores; found in fungi and in some bacteria …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • fruiting body — an organ that produces spores; fructification. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • fruiting body — noun The structure on a fungus which houses the spore producing organs. Syn: sporocarp …   Wiktionary

  • fruiting body — noun Botany the spore producing organ of a fungus, often seen as a toadstool …   English new terms dictionary

  • fruiting body — fruit′ing bod′y n. bot fng an organ that produces spores • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • fruiting body — /ˈfrutɪŋ bɒdi/ (say froohting bodee) noun the part of an organ in a fungus which produces spores big enough to be visible to the human eye, as a sporocarp …   Australian English dictionary

  • fruiting body — noun an organ specialized for producing spores • Hypernyms: ↑plant organ • Hyponyms: ↑ascocarp, ↑acervulus, ↑basidiocarp, ↑aecium …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fruiting body (disambiguation) — Fruiting body may refer to:*Sporocarp (fungi), a multicellular structure on which spore producing structures, such as basidia or asci, are borne *Sporangium, a plant or fungal structure producing and containing spores *When nutrients are scarce,… …   Wikipedia

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