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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

spor(o)- Also spori-.

A spore.

[Greek spora, spore.]

An organism that produces spores is said to be sporogenous (Greek genos, a kind) or sporiferous (Latin -fer, producing); a sporophore (Greek phorēsis, being carried) is the spore-bearing structure of a fungus; a sporangium (Greek angeion, vessel) is a receptacle in which asexual spores are formed, for example in fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns; A sporicide is a substance used to kill spores. Sporadic does not belong in this set, as it derives instead from Greek speirein, to sow.

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