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-sorus (-sora) a Greek suffix meaning, pertaining to a sorus (cf. oligosorus, phanerosorus & pustular sorus)- e.g. the seaweeds Climacosorus mediterraneus, Exallosorus harveyanus, Gracilaria epihippisora, Gymnosorus nigrescens (= Lobophora variegata), Orthosorus interruptus (= Zonaria subarticulata) & Rhodosorus marinus
Coenosorus an extended sorus or a combination of sori united so as to appear as one- e.g. in kelps like Laminaria saccharina
Oligosorus (-a, -um) a Greek word meaning, few sori
Phanerosorus (-a, -um) a latinized word meaning, having conspicuous sori
Pustular sorus a sorus resembling a blister or pimple
Sorus (sori) a Greek word meaning, a spore case; in botany, a group (cluster) of surficial reproductive structures, sometimes occurring in specialized structures & frequently with their bases united (cf. conceptacles, nemathecia & soros; also the seaweeds Sorella repens & Sorellocolax stellaris)
Summit sorus the name derivation for the red alga Acrosorium, acro-, acros (apex, end, tip, or summit) & sorus (sorus)
Unisorus consisting of one sorus

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