sporangiophore love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialized branch bearing one or more sporangia.
  • n. A stalk of a sporangium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The axis or receptacle in certain ferns (such as Trichomanes), which bears the sporangia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The axis or receptacle in certain ferns (as Trichomanes), which bears the sporangia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In bot, the axis or receptacle which bears the sporangia: a sporophore bearing sporangia. See sporophore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stalk bearing one or more sporangia

Etymologies

sporangi(um) + -phore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
sporangium + Ancient Greek to bear. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Phycomyces, the sporangiophore, in the belief that in the field of transducer physiology, as in genetics, essential progress will require the use of a suitable microorganism.

    Max Delbrück - Nobel Lecture

  • The surface tension catapult is not capable of the discharge distances characteristic of squirt gun mechanisms like the explosive asci of ascomycete fungi and the sporangiophore of

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The fungus Pilobolus fires off its sporangiophore using a water cannon or "squirt gun," reaching accelerations that are among the fastest in nature.

    BC Bloggers

  • Here we present a montage of high-speed video clips showing sporangiophore discharge in the fungus Pilobolus kleinii.

    BC Bloggers

  • Montage of high-speed video clips showing sporangiophore discharge in the fungus Pilobolus kleinii.

    MicrobiologyBytes

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