sporophoric

sporophore

[spawr-uh-fawr, spohr-uh-fohr]
noun Mycology.
a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores.

Origin:
1840–50; sporo- + -phore

sporophoric [spawr-uh-fawr-ik, -for-, spohr-] , sporophorous [spuh-rof-er-uhs] , adjective
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sporophore (ˈspɔːrəʊˌfɔː, ˈspɒ-)
 
n
an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc

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