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Related to sporocarp: fruiting body
1. A multicellular structure in which spores or spore-producing structures are formed, as in many fungi and slime molds.
2. A similar structure in certain ferns, such as the water clovers.
1. (Botany) a specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori
2. (Botany) the spore-producing structure in certain algae, lichens, and fungi
spo•ro•carp(ˈspɔr əˌkɑrp, ˈspoʊr-)
(in higher fungi, lichens, and red algae) a multicellular structure in which spores form.