Definition of fruiting body in English:

fruiting body

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noun

Botany
  • The spore-producing organ of a fungus, often seen as a toadstool.
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    • 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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