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of or relating to spores or spore production.


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  • Sporogonium

    noun, plural sporogonia [spawr-uh-goh-nee-uh, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. the sporangium of mosses and liverworts. noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə) 1. the sporophyte of mosses and liverworts, consisting of a spore-bearing capsule on a short stalk that arises from the parent plant (the gametophyte)

  • Sporogony

    noun, Biology. 1. (in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites. noun 1. the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission sporogony spo·rog·o·ny (spə-rŏg’ə-nē, spô-) n. Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of […]

  • Sporont

    noun, Biology. 1. (in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites. sporont spo·ront (spôr’ŏnt) n. An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.

  • Sporophore

    noun, Mycology. 1. a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores. noun 1. an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc

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