a combining form representing spore, in compound words: sporophyte.
Compare -sporous.
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sporo- or (before a vowel) spor-
combining form
(in botany) spore: sporophyte
[from New Latin spora]
spor- or (before a vowel) spor-
combining form
[from New Latin spora]

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sporo- or spori- or spor-
Spore: sporocyte.

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