sporocarp definition by Webster's New World
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Bot. a many-celled body produced from a fertilized archicarp, serving for the development of spores in red algae, lichens, etc.
Origin: sporo- plush -carp
sporocarp definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A multicellular structure in which spores are formed, especially in red algae and certain fungi and slime molds.
- A receptacle containing sporangia, as in the pepperwort.