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

  • intransitive v. To produce or release spores.

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  • v. To produce spores

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form spores.
  • To convert into spores.

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

  • v. convert into spores
  • v. produce spores


From New Latin sporula, small spore, diminutive of spora, spore, from Greek sporā, seed; see spore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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