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1spore

noun \ˈspr\

biology : a cell made by some plants that is like a seed and can produce a new plant

Full Definition of SPORE

:  a primitive usually unicellular often environmentally resistant dormant or reproductive body produced by plants, fungi, and some microorganisms and capable of development into a new individual either directly or after fusion with another spore
spored \ˈsprd\ adjective

Origin of SPORE

New Latin spora seed, spore, from Greek, act of sowing, seed, from speirein to sow — more at sperm
First Known Use: 1836

2spore

intransitive verb
sporedspor·ing

Definition of SPORE

:  to produce or reproduce by spores

First Known Use of SPORE

1866
SPORE Defined for Kids

spore

noun \ˈspr\

Definition of SPORE for Kids

:  a reproductive body that is produced by fungi and by some plants and microorganisms and consists of a single cell able to produce a new individual
spored \ˈsprd\ adjective
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