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[spawr-uh-jen-uh-sis, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌspoʊr-/
noun, Biology.
the production of spores; sporogony.
reproduction by means of spores.
/ˌspɔːrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs; ˌspɒ-/
the process of spore formation in plants and animals

sporogenesis spo·ro·gen·e·sis (spôr’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs)

Reproduction by means of spores.

Production or formation of spores.

spo’ro·gen’ic (-jěn’ĭk) or spo·rog’e·nous (spə-rŏj’ə-nəs, spô-) adj.
The formation or production of spores. Sporogenesis may result from mitosis or meiosis. Plant spores result from meiosis, whereas fungal spores may result from either mitosis or meiosis depending on the species.


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