(botany) the pattern produced by placing the cap of a mushroom on a piece of paper and allowing the spores to fall
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, […]
1. variant of sporo- before elements of Latin origin: sporiferous.
noun 1. a substance or preparation for killing spores. sporicide spo·ri·cide (spôr’ĭ-sīd’) n. An agent that kills spores. spo’ri·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.
sporidium spo·rid·i·um (spə-rĭd’ē-əm, spô-) n. pl. spo·rid·i·a (-ē-ə) A protozoan spore. A protozoan organism in its embryonic stage.