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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

sporedsporing

  1. :  to produce or reproduce by spores



1866

First Known Use of spore

1866


SPORE Defined for Kids

spore

play
noun \ˈspȯr\

Definition of spore for Students

  1. :  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 \ˈspȯrd\ adjective



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