aplan·​o·​spore | \ (ˈ)āˈplanəˌspō(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of aplanospore

1 : a nonmotile asexual spore formed by rejuvenescence in certain algae and distinguished from an akinete by developing a new cell wall distinct from that of the parent cell — compare hypnospore, zoospore
2 : a nonmotile asexual spore produced within the sporangium in certain fungi (such as Mucoraceae)

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History and Etymology for aplanospore

aplano- + spore

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“Aplanospore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aplanospore. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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