sporulation

noun
spor·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌspȯr-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce sporulation (audio) , -ə-ˈlā- \

Definition of sporulation

: the formation of spores especially : division into many small spores (as after encystment)

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from sporulation

sporulative \ ˈspȯr-​yə-​ˌlā-​tiv How to pronounce sporulation (audio) , -​ə-​ˌlā-​ \ adjective

Examples of sporulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spots stay small and purple but have white sporulation on the underside of the leaf. oregonlive, 12 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sporulation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of sporulation

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sporulation

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin sporula, diminutive of spora spore

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sporulation

Time Traveler for sporulation

Time Traveler

The first known use of sporulation was in 1876

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sporulation

Cite this Entry

“Sporulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporulation. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sporulation

sporulation

noun
spor·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌspōr-(y)ə-ˈlā-shən, ˌspȯr- How to pronounce sporulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of sporulation

: the formation of spores especially : division into many small spores (as after encystment)

More from Merriam-Webster on sporulation

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sporulation

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!