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Definition of androspore

1 : a zoospore characteristic of members of the algal family Oedogoniaceae that gives rise to a small male plant that produces true spermatozoids

called also androgonidium

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First Known Use of androspore

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for androspore

New Latin androsporus, from andr- + spora spore

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