fructification

noun
fruc·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌfrək-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce fructification (audio) , ˌfru̇k- \

Definition of fructification

: the reproductive organs or fruit of a plant especially : sporophore

First Known Use of fructification

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Fructification.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fructification?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=fructi01. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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