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fructification

Syllabification: fruc·ti·fi·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌfrəktəfiˈkāSHən
 
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Definition of fructification in English:

noun

1The process of fructifying.
Example sentences
  • The modern reader is surprised to learn the specifics of the devil's power to ‘prevent the erection of that member which is adapted to fructification… [and] prevent the flow of vital essence by closing… the seminary ducts.
  • They focused their attention not only on the surface appearance of things but also on their interiors, particularly the organs of fructification and generation.
  • Culminating on Saturday, the exhibition has all that goes into fructification of the dream of a middle-class family.
1.1 Botany A spore-bearing or fruiting structure, especially in a fungus.
Example sentences
  • Bass suggested that the fossils might represent fructifications of angiosperms or gymnosperms, or perhaps both, but said formal identifications had not been made.
  • Stems, leaves and, fructifications may not look well preserved in the field, and as they occur in cemented rocks that do not break along bedding planes they can easily be missed.
  • Depending on the species, these fructifications can be in the form of sporangia, aethalia or plasmodiocarps.

Origin

late 15th century: from late Latin fructificatio(n-), from Latin fructificare 'fructify', from fructus 'fruit'.

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