Sorus meaning

sôrəs
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A cluster of sporangia borne on the underside of a fern frond.
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A reproductive structure in certain fungi and lichens.
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A cluster of spore cases, esp. the ones on the undersurface of a fern frond.
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A cluster of sporangia borne on the underside of a fern frond.
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A reproductive structure in certain fungi and lichens.
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A cluster of sporangia borne on the underside of a fern frond. A sorus is sometimes covered by an indusium.
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A reproductive structure consisting of masses of spores, characteristic of certain fungi such as rusts and smuts.
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(mycology, lichenology) Any reproductive structure, in some lichens and fungi that produces spores.
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(botany) A cluster of sporangia on the edge or underside of a fern frond.
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Origin of sorus

  • New Latin sōrus from Greek sōros heap teuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition