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SPORULATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sporulation mean? 

SPORULATION (noun)
  The noun SPORULATION has 1 sense:

1. asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores

  Familiarity information: SPORULATION used as a noun is very rare.


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SPORULATION (noun)


Sense 1sporulation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

monogenesis; sporulation

Hypernyms ("sporulation" is a kind of...):

agamogenesis; asexual reproduction (reproduction without the fusion of gametes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sporulation"):

heterospory (the development of both microspores and megaspores)

homospory (the development of a single kind of asexual spores)


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