noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 a structure (as in red algae, fungi, or mosses) in or on which spores are produced

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  • Sporocarp — can refer to any of several structures whose primary function is the production and release of spores. * Sporocarp (fungi) (also known as fruiting body), a multicellular structure on which spore producing structures are borne. * Sporocarp (ferns) …   Wikipedia

  • sporocarp — SPOROCÁRP s.n. (bot.) Involucru în formă de capsulă, care închide organele reproducătoare. [< fr. sporocarpe]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SPOROCÁRP s. m. 1. involucru în formă de capsulă care conţine şi protejează sporii.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Sporocarp — Spo ro*carp (sp[=o] r[ o]*k[aum]rp), n. [Spore + Gr. ? fruit.] (Bot.) (a) A closed body or conceptacle containing one or more masses of spores or sporangia. (b) A sporangium. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporocarp — [spôr′ə kärp΄] n. [ SPORO + CARP] Bot. a many celled body produced from a fertilized archicarp, serving for the development of spores in red algae, lichens, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sporocarp — Multicellular structure in fungi, lichens, ferns or other plants. Location of spore formation …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sporocarp — /spawr euh kahrp , spohr /, n. Bot., Mycol. (in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form; a fruiting body. [1840 50; SPORO + CARP] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • sporocarp — spo·ro·carp …   English syllables

  • sporocarp — spo•ro•carp [[t]ˈspɔr əˌkɑrp, ˈspoʊr [/t]] n. bot fng (in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • sporocarp — /ˈspɔroʊkap/ (say spawrohkahp), /ˈspɒ / (say spo ) noun (in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular body developed for the formation of spores …   Australian English dictionary

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