variants or less commonly aleurospore
plural -s
: an asexual spore in certain fungi produced terminally by septation but remaining attached until disintegration of the mycelium : a nondeciduous chlamydospore

Word History


aleurio- or aleuro- (from Greek aleuron) + spore

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aleuriospore was in 1917

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“Aleuriospore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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