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sporulate

[spawr-yuh-leyt, spor-] /ˈspɔr yəˌleɪt, ˈspɒr-/
verb (used without object), sporulated, sporulating. Biology
1.
to produce spores.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; sporule + -ate1
Related forms
sporulation, noun
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Examples from the web for sporulate
  • Oocysts sporulate in the intestinal epithelium and are shed from the host in feces.
  • The effect of temperature on the pathogen's ability to sporulate will be examined and quantified.
British Dictionary definitions for sporulate

sporulate

/ˈspɒrjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to produce spores, esp by multiple fission
Derived Forms
sporulation, noun
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sporulate in Medicine

sporulate spor·u·late (spôr'yə-lāt')
v. spor·u·lat·ed, spor·u·lat·ing, spor·u·lates
To produce or release spores.

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