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zoospore

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noun zoo·spore \ˈzō-ə-ˌspȯr\

Definition of zoospore

  1. :  an independently motile spore; especially :  a motile usually naked and flagellated asexual spore especially of an alga or lower fungus

zoosporic

play \ˌzō-ə-ˈspȯr-ik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of zoospore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1846


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zoospore

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noun zoo·spore \ˈzō-ə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌspȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of zoospore

  1. :  an independently motile spore; especially :  a motile usually naked and flagellated asexual spore especially of an alga or lower fungus

zoosporic

\ˌzō-ə-ˈspōr-ik, -ˈspȯr-\play adjective



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