sporulation


spor·u·la·tion

noun \ˌspr-yə-ˈlā-shən, -ə-ˈlā-\

Definition of SPORULATION

:  the formation of spores; especially :  division into many small spores (as after encystment)
spor·u·la·tive \ˈspr-yə-ˌlā-tiv, -ə-ˌlā-\ adjective

Origin of SPORULATION

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin sporula, diminutive of spora spore
First Known Use: 1876

spor·u·la·tion

noun \ˌspōr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌspr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPORULATION

: the formation of spores; especially : division into many small spores (as after encystment)

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