sorus

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Ancient Greek σωρός (sōrós, heap)

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sorus (plural sori)

  1. (mycology, lichenology) Any reproductive structure, in some lichens and fungi, that produces spores.
  2. (botany) A cluster of sporangia on the edge or underside of a fern frond.

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