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sporophore

[spawr-uh-fawr, spohr-uh-fohr] /ˈspɔr əˌfɔr, ˈspoʊr əˌfoʊr/
noun, Mycology
1.
a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; sporo- + -phore
Related forms
sporophoric
[spawr-uh-fawr-ik, -for-, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
sporophorous
[spuh-rof-er-uh s] /spəˈrɒf ər əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporophoric

sporophore

/ˈspɔːrəʊˌfɔː; ˈspɒ-/
noun
1.
an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
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