-chore, -choric, -chorous, -chory
(Greek: a suffix: to spread, to disperse; to move, to go; to withdraw, to advance; a means or agency for distribution)
How Seeds of Plants Are Spread for Reproduction
Plants have various ways of scattering their seeds so young plants can spread around to grow away from their producers so they don't compete with each other in order to survive.
Many seeds are carried by wind, animals, or water; and some have fruits that are eaten by animals, which then deposit the seeds in their droppings.
2. Related to something occurring in two or more communities within a given geographical region.
The classic examples of these dispersal mechanisms of allochories include dandelions, which have a feathery pappus attached to their seeds and can be dispersed long distances, and maples, which have winged seeds (samara) and flutter to the ground.
2. A plant that is dependent upon people for its distribution.
The term is also specifically applied to a plant that retains its seeds through the winter for wind distribution in the spring.
Unusual mechanisms for successful anemochories include tumbleweeds.
2. Dispersal of plant and animal disseminules by humans: Anthropochory involves seeds, fruits, spores, or other structures that are modified for distribution purposes of reproduction.
2. On the spot dispersal.