a combining form representing spore, in compound words:
(in botany) spore: sporophyte
sporo- or spori- or spor-
sporoagglutination spo·ro·ag·glu·ti·na·tion (spôr’ō-ə-glōōt’n-ā’shən) n. A method for diagnosing various mycoses based on the fact that the blood serum in diseases caused by fungi contains specific agglutinins that cause clumping of the spores of these organisms.
sporoblast spo·ro·blast (spôr’ə-blāst’) n. An early stage in the development of a sporocyst, prior to differentiation of the sporozoites.
noun, Botany, Mycology. 1. (in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form; a fruiting body. noun 1. a specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori 2. the spore-producing structure in certain algae, lichens, and fungi
noun, Biology. 1. a walled body resulting from the multiple division of a sporozoan, which produces one or more sporozoites. 2. a stage in development of trematodes that gives rise, asexually, to cercaria. noun 1. a thick-walled rounded structure produced by sporozoan protozoans, in which sporozoites are formed 2. the saclike larva of a trematode […]