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1. Production or formation of spores.
2. Reproduction by means of spores.

spo′ro·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk), spo·rog′e·nous (spə-rŏj′ə-nəs, spô-, spō-) adj.


(ˌspɔːrəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs; ˌspɒ-)
(Biology) the process of spore formation in plants and animals
sporogenous adj


(ˌspɔr əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌspoʊr-)

1. the production of spores.
2. reproduction by means of spores.


1. the process of reproduction by means of spores.
2. the formation and growth of spores. — sporogenetic, sporogenous, adj.
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