sporophore
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 the spore-producing organ of a fungus or slime mold

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  • Sporophore — Spo ro*phore (sp[=o] r[ o]*f[=o]r), n. [Spore + Gr. fe rein to bear.] (Bot.) (a) A placenta. (b) That alternately produced form of certain cryptogamous plants, as ferns, mosses, and the like, which is nonsexual, but produces spores in countless… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporophore — [spôr′ə fôr΄] n. [ SPORO + PHORE] Bot. an organ or structure in various fungi that bears spores sporophorous [spô räf′ər əs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Sporophore — En mycologie, on appelle sporophore et anciennement carpophore[1], l organe de la fructification des mycéliums d un champignon (Mycota), produisant des spores, sous diverses formes. Étant souvent la seule partie visible de l organisme, c est ce… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sporophore — sporophoric /spawr euh fawr ik, for , spohr /, sporophorous /speuh rof euhr euhs/, adj. /spawr euh fawr , spohr euh fohr /, n. Mycol. a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores. [1840 50; SPORO + PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sporophore — noun A spore producing organ, especially a fungus hypha specialized to carry spores …   Wiktionary

  • sporophore — Any specialized hyphas in fungi that give rise to spores. [sporo + G. phoros, bearing] * * * spo·ro·phore spōr ə .fō(ə)r, spȯr ə .fȯ(ə)r n the spore producing organ esp. of a fungus * * * spo·ro·phore (sporґo for) [sporo + phore] the part of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • sporophore — (spo ro fo r ) s. m. Terme de botanique. Tout organe qui porte des spores. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Spore, et du grec, qui porte …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sporophore — n. plant which bears spores (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sporophore — [ spɒrəfɔ:, spɔ: ] noun Botany the spore bearing structure of a fungus …   English new terms dictionary

  • sporophore — spo·ro·phore …   English syllables

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