sporulate

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intransitive verb spor·u·late \ˈspȯr-yə-ˌlāt, -ə-ˌlāt\

Definition of sporulate

sporulated

sporulating

  1. :  to undergo sporulation

Origin and Etymology of sporulate

back-formation from sporulation


First Known Use: circa 1891


Medical Dictionary

sporulate

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intransitive verb spor·u·late \ˈspōr-(y)ə-ˌlāt, ˈspȯr-\

Medical Definition of sporulate

sporulated

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sporulating

  1. :  to undergo sporulation


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