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)

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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

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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

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The first known use of sporulation was in 1876

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

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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)

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