One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveMycology Botany Zoology
Containing or producing numerous spores; involving or characterized by the production of numerous spores.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From scientific Latin polysporus and its etymon ancient Greek πολύσπορος fertile, in Hellenistic Greek also abounding in seed (from πολυ- + σπόρος) + -ous.
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