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sorus

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noun so·rus \ˈsȯr-əs\

Definition of sorus

plural so·ri play \ˈsȯr-ˌī, -ˌē\

  1. :  a cluster of plant reproductive bodies: asa :  a cluster of sporangia on the underside of a fertile fern frondb :  a mass of spores bursting through the epidermis of the host plant of a parasitic fungusc :  a cluster of gemmae on the thallus of a lichen



Origin of sorus

New Latin, from Greek sōros heap


First Known Use: 1832

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