sporulate

verb

spor·​u·​late ˈspȯr-yə-ˌlāt How to pronounce sporulate (audio)
-ə-ˌlāt
sporulated; sporulating

Word History

Etymology

back-formation from sporulation

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sporulate was circa 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Sporulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporulate. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

sporulate

intransitive verb
spor·​u·​late ˈspōr-(y)ə-ˌlāt, ˈspȯr- How to pronounce sporulate (audio)
sporulated; sporulating
: to undergo sporulation
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