ak·​i·​nete | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈkī-ˌnēt, ˈa-kə- \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of akinete

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for akinete

Greek akinētos motionless, from a- a- entry 2 + kinētos moving, from kinein to move; akin to Greek kiein to go

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“Akinete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akinete. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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