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so·rus

 (sôr′əs)
n. pl. so·ri (sôr′ī)
1. A cluster of sporangia borne on the underside of a fern frond. Also called fruit dot.
2. A reproductive structure in certain fungi and lichens.

[New Latin sōrus, from Greek sōros, heap; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

sorus

(ˈsɔːrəs)
n, pl -ri (-raɪ)
1. (Botany) a cluster of sporangia on the undersurface of certain fern leaves
2. (Botany) any of various similar spore-producing structures in some lichens and fungi
[C19: via New Latin from Greek sōros a heap]

so•rus

(ˈsɔr əs, ˈsoʊr-)

n., pl. so•ri (ˈsɔr aɪ, ˈsoʊr aɪ)
1. one of the clusters of sporangia on the back of the fronds of ferns.
2. a similar spore mass in certain fungi and lichens.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek sōrós heap]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorus - a spore-producing structure in certain lichens and fungisorus - a spore-producing structure in certain lichens and fungi
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
2.sorus - cluster of sporangia usually on underside of a fern frond
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
indusium - a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern
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