Definition of Sporocarp

1. Noun. Specialized leaf branch in certain aquatic ferns that encloses the sori or clusters of sporangia.

Exact synonyms: Spore Case
Generic synonyms: Reproductive Structure



Definition of Sporocarp

1. n. A closed body or conceptacle containing one or more masses of spores or sporangia.

Definition of Sporocarp

1. Noun. The structure on a fungus which houses the spore-producing organs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sporocarp

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Medical Definition of Sporocarp

1. A fruiting body containing sporangia. (09 Oct 1997)

Sporocarp Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sporocarp

sporiferous
sporification
sporifications
sporing
sporinite
sporinites
sporinitic
spork
sporked
sporking
sporks
sporo-
sporoagglutination
sporoblast
sporoblasts
sporocarp (current term)
sporocarps
sporocysts
sporocyte
sporocytes
sporodochium
sporogeneses
sporogenesis
sporogenetic
sporogenic
sporogenous
sporogonia
sporogonic

Literary usage of Sporocarp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Part II, 1900) upon the sporocarp, have suggested a somewhat different affinity, and it was thought worth while to look into the evidence ..."

2. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1882)
"As the ring gradually expands the attachments of the chambers to the dorsal margin of the sporocarp become ruptured and they are drawn completely out of the ..."

3. The Microscope and its revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1891)
"... i '. the ваше with the filaments beginning to grow r ; to form the wall of the sporocarp ; D, a sporocarp Been from without: 1 young ..."

4. The Structure and Development of Mosses and Ferns (Archegoniatae). by Douglas Houghton Campbell (1905)
"This originates from a single cell, which functions for some time as an apical cell, and causes the young sporocarp to project strongly from the leaf, ..."

5. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"The sporocarp of Pilularia is globular, though it is slightly pointed at the apex: ... In both genera, especially in Marsilea, the wall of the sporocarp is ..."

6. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"The sporocarp of Pilularia is globular, though it is slightly pointed at the apex: ... In both genera., especially in Marsilea, the wall of the sporocarp is ..."

7. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United Statesby Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1859)
"... or antheridium, more magnified (8) ; fertile sporocarp more magnified (4) ; the в burst open, showing the stalked sporangia (5) ; one of the latter more ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The sporocarp also differs essentially from the .... The fertilized carpogonium (sporocarp) might perhaps be regarded as а very reduced form of that of the ..."

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