(of similar things or occurrences) appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional:
sporadic renewals of enthusiasm.
appearing in scattered or isolated instances, as a disease.
isolated, as a single instance of something; being or occurring apart from others.
occurring singly or widely apart in locality:
the sporadic growth of plants.
occurring at irregular points in time; intermittent: sporadic firing
scattered; isolated: a sporadic disease
sporadic spo·rad·ic (spə-rād’ĭk, spô-) or spo·rad·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Occurring at irregular intervals.
Occurring singly; not grouped.
noun 1. Biology. a walled, single- to many-celled, reproductive body of an organism, capable of giving rise to a new individual either directly or indirectly. 2. a germ, germ cell, seed, or the like. verb (used without object), spored, sporing. 3. to bear or produce spores. noun 1. a reproductive body, produced by bacteria, fungi, […]
noun, plural sporangia [spuh-ran-jee-uh] /spəˈræn dʒi ə/ (Show IPA). Botany, Mycology. 1. the case or sac in which spores are produced. noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə) 1. any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced sporangium spo·ran·gi·um (spə-rān’jē-əm) n. pl. spo·ran·gi·a (-jē-ə) A cell within a fungus in which asexual spores are produced […]
[spuh-ran-jee-uh-fawr, -fohr] /spəˈræn dʒi əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/ noun, Botany, Mycology. 1. a structure bearing sporangia. sporangiophore (spə-rān’jē-ə-fôr’) A stalk or branch that bears sporangia.
[spuh-ran-jee-uh-spawr, -spohr] /spəˈræn dʒi əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr/ noun, Botany, Mycology. 1. a spore that is produced within a sporangium.