sporulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: back-formation from sporulation Date: circa 1891 to undergo sporulation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sporulate — [spôr′yo͞o lāt΄] vi. sporulated, sporulating [ SPORUL(E) + ATE1] to undergo sporulation …   English World dictionary

  • sporulate — verb 1. produce spores plants sporulate • Derivationally related forms: ↑sporulation • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology • Hypernyms: ↑produce, ↑bring …   Useful english dictionary

  • sporulate — sporulation, n. /spawr yeuh layt , spor /, v.i., sporulated, sporulating. Biol. to produce spores. [1880 85; SPORULE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sporulate — verb To produce spores See Also: sporulation …   Wiktionary

  • sporulate — spor·u·late spōr (y)ə .lāt, spȯr vi, lat·ed; lat·ing to undergo sporulation …   Medical dictionary

  • sporulate — v. produce spores (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sporulate — [ spɒrjʊleɪt] verb Biology produce or form a spore or spores. Derivatives sporulation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sporulate — spor·u·late …   English syllables

  • sporulate — [c]/ˈspɒrəleɪt/ (say sporuhlayt) verb (sporulated, sporulating) –verb (i) 1. to undergo multiple division resulting in the production of spores. –verb (t) 2. to cause such division. –sporulation /spɒrəˈleɪʃən/ (say sporuh layshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • sporulate —   v.i. form (into) spores.    ♦ sporule, n. small spore.    ♦ sporuliferous a. producing sporules.    ♦ sporuloid, a. like a sporule.    ♦ sporulation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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