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spore

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noun \ˈspȯr\

Simple Definition of spore

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

Full Definition of spore

  1. :  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 play \ˈspȯrd\ 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


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spore

intransitive verb

Definition of spore

sporedspor·ing

  1. :  to produce or reproduce by spores



1866

First Known Use of spore

1866


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