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Noun: sporophore  'spo-ru,for [N. Amer], 'spó-ru,for or 'spo-ru,for [Brit]
  1. 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

Derived forms: sporophores

Type of: reproductive structure