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fructification

[fruhk-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, froo k-, frook-] /ˌfrʌk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌfrʊk-, ˌfruk-/
noun
1.
act of fructifying; the fruiting of a plant, fungus, etc.
2.
the fruit itself.
3.
the organs of fruiting; fruiting body.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin frūctificātion- (stem of frūctificātiō) a bearing of fruit, equivalent to Latin frūctificāt(us) (past participle of frūctificāre; see fructify) + -iōn- -ion
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fructification

/ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌfrʊk-/
noun
1.
the act or state of fructifying
2.
the fruit of a seed-bearing plant
3.
any spore-bearing structure in ferns, mosses, fungi, etc
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fructification in Science
fructification
  (frŭk'tə-fĭ-kā'shən)   
  1. The producing of fruit by an angiosperm.

  2. A seed-bearing or spore-bearing structure.


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