sporogenesis

sporogenesis

[spawr-uh-jen-uh-sis, spohr-]
noun Biology.
1.
the production of spores; sporogony.
2.
reproduction by means of spores.

Origin:
1885–90; sporo- + -genesis

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sporogenesis (ˌspɔːrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs, ˌspɒ-)
 
n
the process of spore formation in plants and animals
 
sporogenous
 
adj

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sporogenesis spo·ro·gen·e·sis (spôr'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. Reproduction by means of spores.

  2. Production or formation of spores.


spo'ro·gen'ic (-jěn'ĭk) or spo·rog'e·nous (spə-rŏj'ə-nəs, spô-) adj.
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sporogenesis   (spôr'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The formation or production of spores. Sporogenesis may result from mitosis or meiosis. Plant spores result from meiosis, whereas fungal spores may result from either mitosis or meiosis depending on the species.
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