sporophore

noun

spo·​ro·​phore ˈspȯr-ə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce sporophore (audio)
plural sporophores
: the spore-producing organ of a fungus or slime mold : fruiting body

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First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sporophore was in 1838

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“Sporophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporophore. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

sporophore

noun
: the spore-producing organ especially of a fungus

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