Definition of akinete
in certain algae
: 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
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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