zygospore


zy·go·spore

noun \ˈzī-gə-ˌspr\

Definition of ZYGOSPORE

:  a thick-walled spore of some algae and fungi that is formed by union of two similar sexual cells, usually serves as a resting spore, and produces the sporophytic phase

Origin of ZYGOSPORE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1864

zy·go·spore

noun \ˈzī-gə-ˌspō(ə)r, -ˌsp(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ZYGOSPORE

: a plant spore that is formed by union of two similar sexual cells, usually serves as a resting spore, and produces the sporophytic phase of the plant

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