fruiting body

noun

Definition of fruiting body

: a plant organ specialized for producing spores; especially : sporophore

First Known Use of fruiting body

1918

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

fruiting body

noun fruit·ing body \ ˈfrüt-iŋ- \

medical Definition of fruiting body

: a plant organ specialized for producing spores; especially : sporophore

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fruiting body? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

widely and unfavorably known

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!