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A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus.
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(Botany) the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced. Also: fruit body
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an organ that produces spores.
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|Noun||1.||fruiting 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
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