Definition of fruiting body in English:

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fruiting body


The spore-producing organ of a fungus, often seen as a mushroom or toadstool.
Example sentences
  • At the maturity of the Cordyceps fungi, fruiting bodies of a spectacular shape grow out of the host insect.
  • In reality, a truffle is the fruiting body of a fungus which grows wholly underground.
  • One final consideration is that the known fruiting bodies of marine fungi are not as geometrically complex as the Mistaken Point taxa.

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Syllabification: fruit·ing bod·y

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