sporulate

[spawr-yuh-leyt, spor-]
verb (used without object), sporulated, sporulating. Biology.
to produce spores.

Origin:
1880–85; sporule + -ate1

sporulation, noun
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sporulate (ˈspɒrjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to produce spores, esp by multiple fission
 
sporu'lation
 
n

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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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Example sentences
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.
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