sporulate

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

Definition of sporulate

First Known Use of sporulate

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sporulate

back-formation from sporulation

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The first known use of sporulate was circa 1891

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“Sporulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporulate. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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sporulate

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

Medical Definition of sporulate

: to undergo sporulation

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