aleu·​ri·​o·​spore | \ ə-ˈlu̇r-ē-ə-ˌspȯr \
variants: or less commonly aleurospore \ ə-​ˈlu̇r-​ə-​ˌspȯr \
plural -s

Definition of aleuriospore

: an asexual spore in certain fungi produced terminally by septation but remaining attached until disintegration of the mycelium : a nondeciduous chlamydospore

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of aleuriospore

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aleuriospore

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aleuriospore

Time Traveler for aleuriospore

Time Traveler

The first known use of aleuriospore was in 1917

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aleuriospore

Cite this Entry

“Aleuriospore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on aleuriospore

What made you want to look up aleuriospore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!