sporulation

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.

sporulation spor·u·la·tion (spôr'yə-lā'shən)
n.
The production or release of spores.

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