Word Root Exercise: Spor/o, Spori

Moving along this morning, here is a worksheet on the Greek word roots spor/o and spori. These mean spore and to sow. What does one sow? Why seeds, of course, and even though that doesn’t turn up so simply as the definition in the standard lexicon of Mark’s Text Terminal, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, a spore is basically a seed.

Anyway, this root sprouts such scientific nouns as sporophyll, sporozoan, and zoospore.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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