sporogenesis

noun

spo·​ro·​gen·​e·​sis ˌspȯr-ə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce sporogenesis (audio)
1
: reproduction by spores
2
: spore formation
sporogenous adjective
or less commonly sporogenic

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sporogenesis was circa 1890

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“Sporogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporogenesis. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

sporogenesis

noun
spo·​ro·​gen·​e·​sis ˌspōr-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs, ˌspȯr- How to pronounce sporogenesis (audio)
plural sporogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce sporogenesis (audio)
1
: reproduction by spores
2
: spore formation
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