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A spore-bearing structure, especially in fungi.
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(Plants) an organ in fungi that produces or carries spores, esp the massive spore-bearing body of mushrooms, etc
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spo•ro•phore(ˈspɔr əˌfɔr, ˈspoʊr əˌfoʊr)
a fungus hypha specialized to bear spores.
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|Noun||1.||sporophore - a spore-bearing branch or organ: the part of the thallus of a sporophyte that develops spores; in ferns and mosses and liverworts is practically equivalent to the sporophyte|
gleba - fleshy spore-bearing inner mass of e.g. a puffball or stinkhorn
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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