fruiting body

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fruit·ing body

(fro͞o′tĭng)
n.
A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus.

fruiting body

n
(Botany) the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced. Also: fruit body

fruit′ing bod′y


n.
an organ that produces spores.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing sporesfruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
acervulus - small asexual fruiting body resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of hyphae that is produced on a host by some fungi
basidiocarp - the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells
aecium - fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus