sporiferous etymology

English word sporiferous comes from English spore, English -ferous

Detailed word origin of sporiferous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
spore English (eng) To produce spores. A reproductive particle, usually a single cell, released by a fungus, alga, or plant that may germinate into another.. A thick resistant particle produced by a bacterium or protist to survive in harsh or unfavorable conditions.
-ferous English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns, containing the specified material. Used to form adjectives from nouns, producing the specified material.
sporiferous English (eng) (biology) Bearing or producing spores.

Words with the same origin as sporiferous

Descendants of spore
isosporic megasporic oosporic perisporium polysporic sporal sporicide sporification sporogenesis sporous sporule
Descendants of -ferous
amentiferous balsamiferous bariferous berylliferous carboniferous ceriferous culmiferous dentiferous diamondiferous ferriferous gelatiniferous gemmiferous gemmuliferous glanduliferous granuliferous iodiferous manganiferous molybdeniferous palladiferous pruniferous quartziferous tantaliferous tungsteniferous unguiferous zinciferous