Sori



noun
1.
plural of sorus.
noun, plural sori
[sawr-ahy, sohr-ahy] /ˈsɔr aɪ, ˈsoʊr aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Botany. one of the clusters of sporangia on the back of the fronds of ferns.
2.
Mycology. a soruslike spore mass of certain fungi and lichens.
noun
1.
the plural of sorus
noun (pl) -ri (-raɪ)
1.
a cluster of sporangia on the undersurface of certain fern leaves
2.
any of various similar spore-producing structures in some lichens and fungi
sorus
(sôr’əs)
Plural sori (sôr’ī)

A cluster of sporangia borne on the underside of a fern frond. A sorus is sometimes covered by an indusium. Also called fruitdot.

A reproductive structure consisting of masses of spores, characteristic of certain fungi such as rusts and smuts.

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