fruiting body

fruiting body

noun
an organ that produces spores; fructification.

Origin:
1915–20

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fruiting body
 
n
Also: fruit body the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced

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fruiting body   (fr'tĭng)  Pronunciation Key 
A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus. A mushroom is the fruiting body of a fungus.
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