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 (frŭk′tə-fĭ-kā′shən, fro͝ok′-)
1. The producing of fruit.
2. A seed-bearing or spore-bearing structure.
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(ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌfrʊk-)
1. (Botany) the act or state of fructifying
2. (Botany) the fruit of a seed-bearing plant
3. (Botany) any spore-bearing structure in ferns, mosses, fungi, etc
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(ˌfrʌk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌfrʊk-, ˌfruk-)

1. the act of fructifying; the fruiting of a plant, fungus, etc.
2. the organs of fruiting; fruiting body.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fructification - the bearing of fruit
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.fructification - organs of fruiting (especially the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses)
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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n (lit, fig: = making fruitful) → Befruchtung f; (= forming fruit)Fruchtbildung f
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Many flowers, on the other hand, have their organs of fructification closely enclosed, as in the great papilionaceous or pea-family; but in several, perhaps in all, such flowers, there is a very curious adaptation between the structure of the flower and the manner in which bees suck the nectar; for, in doing this, they either push the flower's own pollen on the stigma, or bring pollen from another flower.
By a species of pious fraud, for which no doubt the worthy priest found his absolution in the purity of his motives, he declared that, while no positive change was actually wrought in the mind of Middleton, there was every reason to hope the entering wedge of argument had been driven to its head, and that in consequence an opening was left, through which, it might rationally be hoped, the blessed seeds of a religious fructification would find their way, especially if the subject was left uninterruptedly to enjoy the advantage of catholic communion.
Par temps humide, un feutrage blanchatre apparait sur la face inferieure des feuilles : ce sont des fructifications du champignon[beaucoup plus grand que], explique-t-on.
The presence of fructifications in Petri dishes for the strain P-19 is possibly due to the competition for the readiness of the nutrients that exert other organisms in free life.
Grains were individually analyzed using a magnifying glass to verify the occurrence of fructifications typical of growth of fungi from the genera Aspergillus and Penicillium.
In this case if the behavior of Base guans groups were principally influenced by patterns of distributions and seasonality of fructifications, probably they would scattered as DAE guans and do not remain in the same place year after year around of administrative Base.
For isolation of cultures, fructifications (synemmata) were washed 3 times with gentamicin at 0.025 mg/mL and placed in potato dextrose agar plus 0.5% yeast extract (PDAY).
Once the pallets with bags having fructifications reach the robotic harvesting area, a specially designed gantry robot with two end-effectors (patent pending) allows pick-up of each bag with fructifications from the pallet / support (using a first endeffector), bag's transport to the collecting tables and evacuation conveyors, fructification's harvesting (using a second specially designed end-effector) and finally bag's transport and storage in a specially designed support / pallet system for bags' collecting and automatic transport in facility's outdoors areas.