noun ak·i·nete \(ˈ)ā-ˈkī-ˌnēt, ˈa-kə-\

Definition of akinete



in certain algae

  1. :  a thick-walled single-celled nonmotile asexual resting spore formed by the thickening of the parent cell wall, corresponding to the chlamydospore of many fungi, and usually germinating directly into a new filament — see aplanospore

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Origin and Etymology of akinete

Greek akinētos motionless, from a- 2a- + kinētos moving, from kinein to move; akin to Greek kiein to go — more at hight

First Known Use: 1884

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