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sporocarp

[spawr-uh-kahrp, spohr-] /ˈspɔr əˌkɑrp, ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Botany, Mycology
1.
(in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form; a fruiting body.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; sporo- + -carp
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Examples from the web for sporocarp
  • sporocarp sacs are filled with tiny sporangial sacs which in turn contain the spores.
  • It is important to emphasize that sporocarp densities were not recorded in the present study.
British Dictionary definitions for sporocarp

sporocarp

/ˈspɔːrəʊˌkɑːp; ˈspɒ-/
noun
1.
a specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori
2.
the spore-producing structure in certain algae, lichens, and fungi
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